Avery Point Lighthouse update

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Postby plebetkin » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:28 am

my investigation indicates that the lighthouse is behind schedule slighthly and that the rededication may be moved to the fall
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Postby shirin » Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:59 pm

I'd say keep the evening of Sept 24th open for the relighting based on what a little birdie or two has told me. :D

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Postby Paul » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:33 pm

Rededication and lighting of Avery Point Lighthouse

The soon-to-be completed restoration of Avery Point Lighthouse in Groton, CT, will culminate on September 24, 2005, when the lighthouse will be rededicated and relit in a gala ceremony to be held at the lighthouse.

The ceremony will be in conjunction with Groton's 300th anniversary, celebrating the "Past, Present and Future." Three people representing the three eras will simultaneously throw the switch that will relight the historic beacon that has been dark for many years.

The Avery Point Lighthouse, the only lighthouse built in America as a memorial to the keepers of yesterday, has been painstakingly restored thanks to the efforts of the Avery Point Lighthouse Society, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.

Many dignitaries are expected to attend, including representatives of the Coast Guard, Navy, National Park Service, and state, federal and community leaders.

Tim Harrison, President of the American Lighthouse Foundation will act as Master of Ceremonies.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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Postby thundermooch » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:17 pm

That's such great news! :yay: Was just there last weekend and went to see the progess, but it didn't look like much was done since I was last there a few months back. At that time, a police officer had informed me that due to red tape with the college, things were moving really slow. (I also just received my Harbour Light for Avery, which I purchased through a store out there since they were donating $5.00 to the light with purchase)

Ready to book my reservations for hotel. :P
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:01 pm

hopefully, things will get moving along as spring arrives.
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