Lighthouse Symposium – May 6, 1pm to 5pm:
On Saturday afternoon, enjoy fascinating presentations and a special Keeper’s Q&A during our symposium event, Lighthouse Keeping: Past, Present & Future being held at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (57 Gravelly Brook Road, Kennebunkport) from 1 to 5pm!
Former Keeper and author, Ernie DeRaps, who will entertain with a slideshow on the years he and his wife Pauline spent on some of Maine’s lighthouses, including Monhegan, Browns Head and Fort Point;
Jeremy D’Entremont, New England lighthouse historian, will present “New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them”;
Bob Trapani, Jr., ALF Executive Director and lighthouse technician for the Coast Guard, will showcase how the Coast Guard’s modern day lighthouse keeping responsibilities are carried out.
A book signing will also take place following the presentations and light refreshments will be served. Tickets for the symposium portion are $10 per person.
Lighthouse Gala – May 7, 1pm to 5pm:
The 2017 Lighthouse Gala…our annual afternoon celebration, begins at 1pm on Sunday and will be held in the ballroom of the beautiful Nonantum Resort (95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport) in historic Kennebunkport!
Lieutenant David Bourbeau, Chief, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard, will be our Keynote speaker. LT Bourbeau will share the Coast Guards’ latest initiatives related to lighthouses including the brilliant light emitting diode beacons and on-demand Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal system, as well as the Coast Guard’s commitment to working with partners like the American Lighthouse Foundation and how the public benefits from this teamwork to keep the lights shining bright.
Presentation of the Keeper of the Light Award and the ALF Len Hadley Volunteerism Awards.
The Nonantum prepares a delicious dinner that will feature your choice of: Prime Rib Roast au Jus, Chicken Florentine or Baked New England Haddock, salad, dessert, coffee & tea. Cash Bar. Don’t miss the Silent Auctionselection which will include: lighthouse overnights, nautical theme prints, gift baskets, collectibles and more!
Tickets for the Lighthouse Gala are $50 per person.
Call ALF at: 207-594-4174
Excerpted from thewebsite; originally published March 28, 2017
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