Saturday, August 7, 2010

National Lighthouse Day...Again

Today, August 7th, is a very special day! It is National Lighthouse Day!

In 1789, the United States Congress approved the Federal Lighthouse Act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers” and in honor of the 200th anniversary of the act, in 1989, Congress designated August 7th to be forever celebrated as National Lighthouse Day.

From the website of one of my favorite local lights, the lovely Cape May Lighthouse, regarding this holiday...

"The purpose was to provide recognition for the important role which lighthouses played in the history of our country, and the values of safety, heroism, and American ingenuity which they represent...
The history they provide gives us the opportunity to step back in time and learn more about our country. The contributions they made to our society, from protecting our coasts to guiding our sailors, should continue to be appreciated and remembered."

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  1. I'm sure you'll do something fun to celebrate!

  2. Sounds like a holiday tailor made for you, wee Caite!

  3. One of these years, I want to take a trip to the east coast on this holiday. There aren't enough near me to celebrate. There is one up in the panhandle that opens up for tours only on this day. I'd love to get in on that.

  4. I didn't know today was Lighthouse day! I saw an incredible lighthouse lens at the Smithsonian on vacation last month, and realized how amazingly bright those lights had to be.

  5. I love love love your collage!!! Gorgeous!

  6. I love lighthouses. AL in the Philippines takes good pictures of the ones in her country. I haven't sen any in Malaysia :-(

    We gave you an award Friday but then got locked out of the Net.

  7. We're looking forward to traipsing up some lighthouses on the Cape next week. Last year our Little Guy was too young (most had a "5 yrs or older" rule).


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