Here are links to some informative lighthouse websites. Keep coming back to visit, as this list certainly is going to grow. If you have any suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Lighthouse Foundation;
- Lenses and Lighthouses (parent teaching guide, Smithsonian Institution);
- Lighthouse Digest;
- Lighthouse Directory (UNC Chapel Hill);
- Lighthouse Explorer (database of Lighthouse Digest);
- LighthouseFriends.com (with a very informative page about Graves Light);
- LighthouseHistory.info, a meticulously compiled finding aid for US National Archives records on lighthouses and lifesaving stations, and an overall treasure trove for the historian and researcher.
- New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide (Jeremy D’Entremont’s site);
- United States Lighthouse Society;
- US Coast Guard Historic Lighthouse Index;
Great site by the way. I am a lighthouse historian/researcher seeking information about the WEIGHTS that once powered the clockwork gearboxes that turned the Fresnel lenses in the days before electricity. Specifically, does the weight “drop tube” still remain in The Graves lighthouse? If so I am requesting a photo of it. A 1927 inspection report describes this tube as 45-ft long and 12-inches in diameter. This is for an article for the Lighthouse Society Keeper’s Log magazine. Hope to hear from someone. Thank you.
I sent a message to the Facebook group as well, but I’m unsure what the best way to get in contact with you all. I figured I’d post here as well, sorry if this is unnecessary / excessive. I grew up in Watertown, and I’m currently an architecture student at Northeastern University. The current architecture studio class I’m in is focused on designing for the Boston Harbor Islands. My project is about trying to figure out how to grow native vegetation on different bedrock outcroppings harbor, and I was wondering if there was any way to schedule a visitation through you all. I love the blog, photos, and vlog you maintain about the fascinating restoration process of graves light. If anything like this might be possible, I can be reached at the email I’ve filled out in the form below. Thanks so much for your time, have a good one.
We have a checkerboard made by Keeper L. Rogers. Would love to return it to its home in the lighthouse. Let us know if you’d like it. (I tried the email address, but message was rejected.)