Wednesday, August 22, 2012

National Lighthouse Day

On August 7, 1789, Congress passed an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the first federal lighthouse, Congress designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.

This recognition has encouraged communities and citizens groups to dedicate themselves to the preservation of these historic structures.

Source: NPS

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stellwagen at Twenty Lecture Series

Maritime Gloucester will host a series of lectures on "Stellwagen at Twenty" to showcase the natural, maritime and human history of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Beginning Thursday, March 22nd, and for the following five Thursdays, experts will present new data, rarely seen underwater footage and stunning photography on topics ranging from the large number of shipwrecks that dot the Sanctuary to the whales, fish and birds that inhabit it.

The "Stellwagen at Twenty" lecture series runs Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm at Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester.

source: NOAA FishNews