Showing posts with label lighthouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lighthouse. Show all posts

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Free to a good home: Two Rhode Island lighthouses - The Boston Globe

"They have sweeping ocean views and historic significance, but after decades of service, the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown and Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly are no longer needed by the US Coast Guard.

The two lighthouses are being offered for free to qualifying public entities, the General Services Administration announced Thursday.

Under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, those who can apply to own the lighthouses at no cost include government agencies, nonprofits, educational agencies or community development organizations, or groups dedicated to parks and recreation and cultural or historic preservation."
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Filmmaker Liz Witham grew up in Aquinnah, with the beam of the Gay Head Light shining in her bedroom every night. Now she has the chance to show TV viewers nationwide how her small town saved the more than 150-year-old brick structure.

Five years after the lighthouse was moved 129 feet back from a dangerously eroding cliff, “Keepers of the Light,” a documentary by Witham and Ken Wentworth inspired by the lighthouse’s rescue, will be shown on 80% of the country’s PBS stations.

The 65-minute film became available last week for online streaming via Vimeo, with a portion of rentals through Thursday benefiting Gay Head Light."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200505/documentary-on-vineyards-gay-head-light-gets-wide-release


“Keepers of the Light”: keepersofthelightfilm.com
To stream documentary: http://watch.keepersofthelightfilm.com
To register for Thursday’s Zoom gathering: https://kol-launch.eventbrite.com


In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"
In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"