Monday, November 23, 2009

Lighthouse Enthusiast Headquarters

Are you looking for a place to find everything about lighthouses on Squidoo? The newly revamped Lighthouse Headquarters group has lighthouse lenses from a variety of Squidoo lensmasters.

You will find lighthouses on both coasts of the US, lighthouses on the great lakes and some lighthouses on the shores of other countries.

There are also a wide variety of lenses on lighthouse gifts and decor, as well as some interesting lighthouse lore.

Stop by for a visit and leave us a note, we'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lighthouse Calendars

2010 is quickly approaching and the time to choose calendars for the coming year is at hand.  If you are a lighthouse enthusiast or if you have a lighthouse enthusiast on your gift list, I have some fantastic calendars for you to choose from.  Go to Lighthouse Calendars and you will find a wide array of 2010 lighthouse calendars.  Choose from a handy pocket calendar, a kitchen towel calendar or standard wall calendars.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Read the Latest Lighthouse News

This email newsletter is filled with the latest news on lighthouses in the USA. A recent article tells the sad story of vandalism at the Holland Lighthouse in Michigan. They have not caught the vandals, who they believe to be juveniles, but they now have several clues. There were thousands of dollars of damage to the lighthouse including paint dumped over the stairs and a light broken.

Stop by the link below to find more on this and other stories.

Email Newsletter

Friday, September 18, 2009

Inside a Lighthouse

Have you ever been inside a lighthouse? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb to the top?

When I visited Currituck Lighthouse in August I was able to go into the lighthouse and takes some photographs. On my lens I give you a pictorial view where you will be able to see the inside of the lighthouse. I show photos of the lighthouse grounds, the entrance and display on the first landing and best of all you can look up the winding spiral staircase inside the lighthouse.

Please join me on my tour of Currituck Lighthouse

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lighthouse Enthusiast Lensmaster of the Month

Stop by Lighthouse Enthusiast to see our featured lensmaster- Heather Burns. Heather and her husband Richard are very interested in lighthouses.
Here are comments from Heather on her interest in lighthouses.

I think the best way to describe our fascination with lighthouses is what I wrote on one of our lighthouse lenses: ...worldwide they symbolize Hope to sea navigators. In a storm they are the beacon guiding sailors home to a safe shore, in the dark, a bright light in the darkness, in the daylight, a tall beacon marking all they say are almost home. What a comforting thought!

Plus they are anciently designed architectural wonders. They must withstand the rigors of sea water, sea air, storms and waves. And they must be the exact size to accommodate the lanterns themselves. Even though we don't actually need them any more, they remind us of the time long ago when maritime activity depended on them. In short they are a link to our past. Rich and I like that reminder.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lighthouse Christmas Ornaments

I love lighthouses and I love Christmas ornaments so writing a lens on Lighthouse Christmas Ornaments was a natural for me. I hope you enjoy the selection that I've picked for you.

photo from Creative Commons -photographer ronnie44052

Monday, August 31, 2009

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

While visiting the Outer Banks, we made a trip over to Roanoke Island. Here we found a wonderful replica of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was a screw-pile cottage style light that stood in the bay on the southern edge of the island. It fell into the Sound when it was being moved and in 2004 the Town of Manteo dedicated a replica of the lighthouse.

This replica sits on the end of the pier on the waterfront in Manteo. Inside the lighthouse are exhibits on the old lighthouse and educational information on lighthouses. It was definately a worthwhile visit. You can read more about my visit and view my photographs at

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cape Hatteras "America's Lighthouse"

Did you know that the lighthouses of the Outer Banks are each painted a different design so that the ships could easily tell where they were in relation to the coast? In the 1800's when these lighthouses were built they didn't have the navigational guides that are available today, designing each lighthouse differently was a great aid to the mariners.

Cape Hatteras lighthouse was painted in a black and white spiraled design. Read more about Cape Hatteras at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island is a wonderful place to visit. It has a beautiful lighthouse, which is one of the oldest working lighthouses in North Carolina. In addition, it is a wonderful quaint small town with great little shops and restaurants and some of the best beaches in America. In fact in 2007, it was named America's #1 Beach !

In this lens Ocracoke Island , I take you on a pictorial view of the island. Enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lighthouse Lensography

Here is a lens that talks about my interest in lighthouses and gives a listing of all of the lenses that I have written on lighthouses. Do you have a favorite lighthouse? Stop by and leave me a note. I'm always looking for new lighthouses to visit and photograph. Lighthouse Lensography

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lighthouse Enthusiast Lensmaster of the Month

For July/ August the lensmaster of the month is John Banks aka Daybreak in our Lighthouse Enthusiasts group.

Here are Johns comments on his interest in lighthouses.

I am a lifelong lighthouse enthusiasts. As a boy I was able to see and
explore Assateague Island Lighthouse which is near my home town. Later as an
adult I developed a passion for saltwater fishing, which exposed me to many of
the lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia Coast and
eventually to more distant ports such as Cape May, NJ, New Bedford, MA and
Gloucester MA.

When I started creating websites, it was a logical step to include
lighthouses in the content of several sites. For instance,
features news, articles and photo galleries about Assateague Island Lighthouse.
Another site that relies heavily on lighthouse content is Our
CafePress store at
also features several sections of
lighthouse art.

Squidoo is an excellent tool for sharing lighthouse information, art and
links. My lighthouse lenses include

Please stop by Lighthouse Enthusiasts to wish John well and you may also want to visit John's newest sit at Nautical Art.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lighthouse Kitchen Decor

Are you looking to spruce up your kitchen? Perhaps you just want to add a couple accessories or maybe you want a whole new look.

If you love lighthouses I have just the accessories for you. I was amazed at all the great lighthouse kitchen items that are available. I found great teapots, salt and pepper shakers, clocks, a wonderful strainer and so much more.

Be sure to check out my lens on Lighthouse Kitchen Decor.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lighthouse Decorations for your Garden

Does your outdoor living area need a facelift? Lighthouse Decor can brighten up that drab area around your garden, deck or patio. This lens will show you a variety of lighthouse decor priced just for the budget minded. From Welcome Mats to Birdhouses you will find them at Lighthouses for your Garden.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Florida's Tallest Lighthouse

Enjoy a photographic tour of Ponce De Leon Inlet lighthouse. This tall and stately red lighthouse can be seen at Ponce De Leon Lighthouse.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jupiter Lighthouse at Night

I have just returned from a trip to Florida where I was able to set up my tripod and photograph the Jupiter lighthouse at night. There is a light reflecting at the lighthouse and I love the way you can see the light from the lens and the bright red lighthouse against the evening sky. You can see more of my Jupiter photos at my

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Nassau Lighthouse

When our cruise ship pulled into to Nassau harbor I was excited to see this wonderful lighthouse. I was able to photograph the lighthouse from various angles and times of day. We could see the lighthouse from the deck of the ship while we were in port.

I have added several products with the Nassau lighthouse image on my Zazzle shop.

To see more of my photos from Nassau check out my lens at Nassau Lighthouse.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Lighthouse Gifts and Photos

I have just started a new store on Lighthouse Gifts and Photos to hightlight my lighthouse photographs. This store will be showing lighthouse designs fro my photographs on a variety of items. You will find key chains, mugs, a selection of different bags, and magnets, as well as prints of my photographs. I hope you enjoy this new venue for my work.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Eagle Bluff was first operated in 1868. It is located in Peninsula Park near Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
For 35 years the lighthouse keeper and his family, which included seven active boys, made sure the light was shining over the bay. To read more and this story and see photographs I took of the lighthouse visit my lens at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lighthouse Enthusiasts

Do you love lighthouses? My new squidoo group Lighthouse Enthusiasts has a wide variety of lenses abut lighthouses. Find lenses about lighthouses from Maine to Florida or perhaps you would like to read a fascinating story about a lighthouse on the coast of Scotland.
There are also lenses that feature lighthouse decor and paintings and you will not want to miss the lens on haunted lighthouses.

Lighthouse enthusiasts, this is the group to join or just stop by for a visit!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Do you have an interest in Lighthouses? If so I invite you to join my Lighthouse Enthusiasts group. This group is for anyone who has a lens on Lighthouses or anyone who would like to write a lens on lighthouses. If you are interested please follow the link below. If you know someone else who has a lighthouse lens...please pass on this information.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cool Art Deco Lighthouse

Port Washington, Wisconsin has a very cool looking pierhead lighthouse. It is an art deco design that was built in 1935. On a visit to Door County, Wisconsin we stopped for the night in Port Washington and were pleasantly surprised to find they had two lighthouses. Port Washington is a wonderful small town with a nice harbor and lots of beautiful flowers. You can see my photographs and read more about Port Washington at Art Deco Lighthouse

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hello Everyone

I love lighthouses. Since my retirement two years ago I have been busy photographing lighthouses on the various trips we have taken. I have photographed lighthouses in Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

This blog will be devoted to talking about lighthouses and showcasing lighthouses photographs. I will start with my own squidoo lenses, but I hope to also have contributions from other people talking about lighthouses they have visited and sharing photographs.

Today I wrote a new lens on the lighthouse in South Haven, Michigan. It includes many of the photographs I took while visiting South Haven. You can view my lens at South Haven Lighthouse .