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Special Events Volunteer Opportunities - Help organize and run tours, cruises, outside lights festivals, meetings, booths at fairs, and other events. This work helps us to entertain and educate the public. Contact us for more information.


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Plum Island Trip
Lantern Walk to Cedar Island Lighthouse

Local Events

  • 2007 Plum Island Trip

    This year's Plum Island Lighthouse trip took place on Friday, August 17. We were permitted to assemble 35 history buffs and lighthouse enthusiasts and we had a glorious day. Our group included members of LIC-USLHS, Save Huntington Harbor Lighthouse, Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold Historical Society, Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council, Brecknock Hall Foundation, Fire Island Lighthouse, East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, and former Plum Island Lighthouse Coastguardsman Rich Kenny....a very knowledgeable and impressive group! Our hosts on Plum Island were Kris Garland and Director Dr. Barrett, who is very interested in restoring the lighthouse and has budgeted for repairs beginning this year. He said "After all, it is our logo!" We have sent him the architectural surveys he requested to help establish priorities in the work and we included the final steps to achieve listing on the National Register of Historic Places. We had a great day, a very successful trip, and we are now looking forward to seeing a stabilized Lighthouse with a bright future. Thank you again to our hosts who gave generously of their time, both in preparation and throughout the day.

    Read a note from Rich Kenny about this trip.

  • Lantern Walk to Cedar Island Lighthouse


    My name is Bob Allen and on Saturday, July 12th, Iwill be giving my first "Walk Back in Time" free Cedar Island Lighthouse tour of 2008. My great-grandfather, William H. Follett, was the lighthouse keeper at the Cedar Island Lighthouse from 1917 until 1934. To join me on my lighthouse tour all you have to do is meet me by the playground area in the Cedar Point Park located in East Hampton at 11:00 AM. If you need any further information you are welcome to call me on my cell phone which is (631) 481-6248.

    For information or to schedule a free Lantern Walk contact Bob Allen, Chapter Director and great grandson of William Follet, the last Cedar Island Lighthouse Keeper. Bob can be reached on his cell phone at (631) 481-6248.

  • Lighthouse Lecture, Film, and Slide Presentation

    Presentations about Long Island places of interest will be given by Jerry Leeds, our society Education Director at the following locations:

    March 24, 2008
    Windmills and Watermills of Long Island
    Dwight Clark Memorial Garden
    193 I. U. Willets Road, Albertson NY 11507
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Phone: 516-484-2208

  • Local Events 2007

    We plan to increase the number of local events where you can talk with Society members and view our Lighthouse display. Locations and dates will be listed in this space as event organizing committees finalize their plans.

    Sag Harbor, NY
    Sept. 15-16, 2007

    (look for our display tent on the wharf)

    These local events are a primary source of adding to our Preservation Fund through sales of Chapter merchandise and donations. Donations can also be made via this web site's home page.


2006 Events & Meetings

  • 2nd Long Island Lighthouse Challenge May 20-21 2006
    This year's challenge was taken by more than 400 lighthouse enthusiasts, many from out of state, and included travelers from 5 countries. We had a great time hosting the event and hope all of you had an even better time visiting our historic lighthouse sites.

  • New York Harbor Lighthouse Cruise July 15 2006

    This years Spring/Summer cruise took us into New York Harbor. More than 150 lighthouse enthusiasts had a terrific day cruising into and around New York Harbor on the Sherryl Princess, viewing lighthouses and lightships, dining onboard and sharing the fun with family and friends. Thanks to Chatt Chapman for the arrangements and prize drawings, and to Bob Muller for the great narration at each stop.
    view Harbor Cruise brochure

  • Local Events 2006
    We plan to be at the following events where you can talk with Society members and view our Lighthouse display:

    Sag Harbor
    Sag Harborfest
    Sept. 16-17, 2006

    Greenport Maritime Festival
    Sept. 23-24, 2006
    note: Also available on Sept. 23 is a lighthouse cruise arranged by LighthouseTshirtsPlus.com. For information about the cruise, which includes a number of east end lighthouses, visit LighthouseTshirtsPlus.com. web site.