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Want to Help Transcribe Yaquina Head Lighthouse Documents?

Yaquina Head Letter
Example of letter to be transcribed. National Archives, RG 26, Letterbook 311 (click on image to enlarge)

The Friends of Yaquina Lights (FOYL), Newport, Oregon, have discovered a great way to transcribe their historical documents from the National Archives. They are using volunteers to transcribe their collection of historic documents (keeper’s logs, correspondence, etc.) using an online site at fromthepage.com/YaquinaLights. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can volunteer! Accounts at fromthepage.com are free and easy to set up. Successful transcription of this large collection of fascinating (along with the more mundane) will make these historical documents available to the general public.

Submitted by Amy Cauthon, Friends of Yaquina Lights, foyl@yaquinalights.org, February 6, 2017

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Volunteers Needed for Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

thomas_point_shoal-loresVolunteers are needed to help conduct tours aboard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, an offshore station in the Chesapeake Bay. An informational meeting  will be held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, Maryland, on February 11, 2017. Light refreshments at 8:30am followed by the meeting at 9:00am sharp. Training is provided. Volunteers work in teams to greet and register visitors and to interpret this National Historic Landmark lighthouse. Register by February 4 via email to TPSL@verizon.net. Parents of volunteers who are under 18 years of age should also attend.

Submitted by Bob Stevenson, Education Coordinator, Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society, January 16, 2017

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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. Please consider 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.