Open Tower Day was held on August 25, 2019. This is one of three days the tower is open to the public. This date corresponds with the birthday of the National Park Service. As always, on the birthday of the NPS, visitors are allowed into the park for free. This year, August 25 occurred on a Sunday, so not only was it a fee free … Continue reading Open Tower Day – August 25, 2019
By Karen Scanlon Today, Santa is hard-pressed to find a suitable lofty entry at the lighthouse dwellings on Point Loma. Fireplaces that once warmed every room have been removed. But in the glory days of government-appointed keepers, chimneys a-plenty rose through the rooftops. Kids living at Point Loma Light Station in the 1930s and ‘40s didn’t realize, at the time, that they were special. That … Continue reading Keepers’ Kids Recall Christmas on Point Loma
Our very own VIPs Karen Scanlon and Kim Fahlen were interviewed by KPBS as they prepared the Old Point Loma Lighthouse for Open Tower Day tomorrow, November 15. If you want to watch the video and read the transcript, it is available here. Continue reading Twin Sisters Keep Historic Point Loma Lighthouse Shining Bright
We need linen tea towels to clean the lens in the lantern room of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Linen was always used by lighthouse keepers; it doesn’t scratch glass and leaves no streaks. Karen and Kim, our lens caretakers (and so much more) said, “Our grandmothers would be tickled to know how useful theirs have been after nearly 15 years in the lighthouse, yet, our … Continue reading Got Any Spare Linen Towels?
Dear Friends of Good Standing, A lot of activities occurring within the next couple of months; stay alert of our buzzing’s through the VIP Voice and with the Volunteer Navigation Committee (VNC) meetings. See how you can help out, enjoy the park after-hours, and always enjoy the views and cool breeze. Fresh AIR Cabrillo is graced with four new Artists-In-Residence (AIR) for our 2016 centennial … Continue reading That Book by Nabokov
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is Open Tower Day at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This is the first time that we’re opening it on 22 March, the anniversary of the light being extinguished for the last time in 1891. The two other Open Tower Days are 25 August, Founder’s Day for the National Park Service, and 15 … Continue reading Open Tower Day