Lighthouse History Research Institute PO Box 250 East Machias ME 04630 US

Without the stories, memories, and photographs

of the keepers and their families, lighthouses are just cold empty structures.

Lighthouse History Research Institute
Call Us: (207)259-2121
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There are only two choices: Let our lighthouse history be lost forever or help us save our lighthouse history for future generations.
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Lighthouse History Research Institute
P.O. Box 250
East Machias, ME 04630

A 501c3 nonprofit; your donations are deductible as allowed by law.

Lighthouses were built for one reason - to save lives. Now it's our turn to save their history.

Save history

Lighthouse History
Will It Be Saved or Lost Forever?

Let us know how you can help save history.


The History

Help us Save History! 

Together, we can make a difference

We need your help to preserve, archive, and publish the history of lighthouses through photographs and written memories of the lighthouse personnel and their families who served in the Lighthouse Establishment, the Lighthouse Service, the Coast Guard and other privately established lighthouses. We are working to create a complete database of photos and stories that will be accessible online and through publication to be saved for future generations.

Learn how you can get involved.

The Keepers

Save history


The Lighthouses

Please help us save Lighthouse History by making a tax-deductible donation today! 

A 501c3 non-profit corporation. Your donations are tax deductible.

Make a donation of $25 or more to

receive a Free lighthouse face mask

as our special thank you for your

support during this challenging

time in history.

Was someone in your family a Lighthouse Keeper? Send us photos, stories from their Light Keeping Days.

You can support us while working from home and staying out of the stores, 

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Lighthouse History Research Institute.