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Book On Halfway Rock Nears Publication

Society member Ford Reiche has won awards for his restoration of Halfway Rock Light Station, located off the coast of Maine. He’s put together a book on the history of the station and his work in bringing the station back to its former glory. The book will be available for purchase soon.

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For more information goto HalfwayRock.com

Constantly documenting his station as well as its history, Ford recently sent these photos indicating that his “son, Sam, and ten of his friends spent the night at Halfway Rock . . . and one of them snapped the attached photos of some lettering deeply etched on a ledge on a remote part of the little island.  I had never seen this before:  ‘Hutchins, 1907, Matinicus, ME.’  It only took a couple moments on the internet for me to confirm that Harold Hutchins was assistant keeper at Halfway Rock in 1907 and 1908.  He was also stationed at Boon Island.”

Submitted by Ford Reiche, May 20, 2018

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New Category for Photo Submissions

Submission Category No. 5 for the 2019 Lighthouse Calendar is “Detail or Abstract.” We have combined two options into one submission.  Pick whichever is your preference.

In the end it’s all about perspective. This is your opportunity to really study your subject, pick out an interesting aspect, and capture it in an artistic way. Submission deadline for this category is June 30, 2018.

Some entries from last year’s contest that might inspire:

The deadline for the “Technology” category is May 30, 2018. So get out there with your cameras and send us your best shot!

Goto https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit for more information.

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Deadline for SUNRISE / SUNSET submissions is April 30th

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Pumpkin Island ME by William Hammond — a SUNRISE / SUNSET finalist for the 2018 Calendar

Society photographers who have not already submitted SUNRISE / SUNSET images for the Lighthouse Calendar Contest must complete their entries by COB Monday. Goto https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit.

The deadline for the TECHNOLOGY category is May 30, 2018.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, April 27, 2018

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Finalists for “Reflection / Unusual Perspective”

Thanks to all the Lighthouse Society photographers who submitted images for the “Refection / Unusual Perspective” category of our 2019 Calendar Contest. After careful review, we are pleased to announce the five finalists.

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New Canal, LA, 2018, by David Zapatka, who noted “We had to rig a large piece of material on an elongated (12 foot) pole and the lighthouse keeper held it in place to shield the foreground cove from harsh light coming from a bulkhead streetlight. Without doing this, the light prevented us from getting the reflection on the water. I’d photographed here the night before and was frustrated by the bright lamp. The keeper’s solution was the long pole usually used to retrieve floating items off the water.”
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Saginaw River Range, MI, 2016, by Russ Katje, who noted the photo was taken from a kayak.
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Boston Harbor, MA, 2012, by Rick Schneider, who noted “There was a beautiful reflecting pond opportunity, but I had to get down on my knees, low to the ground, to catch this reflection.”
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Cape May, NJ, 2013, by Ed Hewitt
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Spurn Lightship, Hull, England, taken by Yvette Dills on a 2017 U.S. Lighthouse Society tour.

The deadline for our next category, “Sunrise / Sunset,” is April 30, 2018.  So get out your cameras and capture your favorite lighthouse in the magical light of dawn or dusk. The submission period for the following category, “Technology,” begins April 15 and ends May 30, 2018.

Goto https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit for more information.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Submitted by Candace Clifford, April 4, 2018.

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Submission Deadline for Reflection / Unusual Perspective Category

Today (March 30th) is the deadline for the Reflection / Unusual Perspective Category for the Society’s Lighthouse Calendar Contest. The next submission deadline is April 30th for the Sunrise / Sunset Category. Society members should submit their images at https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit. Here are some of last year’s submissions from Society members:

Submitted by Candace Clifford, March 30, 2018

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. You can receive these posts via email if you click on the “SUBSCRIBE” button in the right-hand column. Please support this electronic newsletter by  joining the U.S. Lighthouse Society if you are not already a member. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to candace@uslhs.org.

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Maine Photography Workshop

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Pemaquid Point ME by Shirley Whitenack

Society member Shirley Whitenack, along with Richard E. St. Peter, will be teaching a photography workshop “Lighting the Way” at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, Maine, June 6 – 9, 2018. According to the flyer, “Through classroom lecture and on location shooting, this workshop will enhance basic photography skills and strengthen compositional techniques. We will explore coastal towns, working harbors, lighthouses, scenic gardens, and just about anything that catches our eyes.”

Submitted by Shirley Whitenack, March 28, 2018

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Call for Entries – Sunrise / Sunset Category

Time to capture that magical moment at a lighthouse when the sun is rising or setting. Society photographers are invited to submit their best Sunrise / Sunset image at https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit through April 30th.

Here are some of last year’s Sunrise / Sunset submissions:

Images for the previous category, Reflection or Unusual Perspective, will be accepted until March 30th. Each category has its own submission form at https://uslhs.submittable.com/submit.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, March 15, 2018

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