Lighthouses – here’s the scoop….
Kevin at the Historical Museum has this coming up:
Evergreen Lighthouses, Washington & Oregon
Saturday, May 19, 3:00 PM.
San Juan Historical Museum Resource Center
Join us as lighthouse author & historian Elinor DeWire leads us on a colorful armchair tour of the lighthouses of Washington and Oregon, past and present!
Travel up the coast from Cape Blanco to the Columbia River and Portland, then on to Cape Flattery and into the treacherous Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sail among the San Juans north to the tiny sentinel at nubby Point Roberts, then down the shore to Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Seattle, and Olympia.
Meet lightkeepers and their families, animal companions at lighthouses, even lighthouse ghosts. Hear true tales of shipwrecks, storms, fog, and unusual events. Learn about a bygone and cherished chapter of American history when human hands tended the lights along the Oregon and Washington shores.
Local lighthouse preservation groups will provide information about ongoing preservation efforts at Patos Island, Turn Point and Lime Kiln Lighthouses. Seating is limited. Suggested donation $5, museum members no charge.
Please contact the museum for further information at 360.378.3949 or www.sjmuseum.org/events