In celebration of National Lighthouse Day, Nauset Light Preservation Society will offer a special poster of Nauset Light donated to us by Chris Kelly to the first twenty people who become new members of the society, at any level, during our open house on Sunday, 6th August, 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Membership forms will be available at the lighthouse and the new member will receive the poster and a copy of the 2017 newsletter. The poster is 12” by 18” printed on card stock.
Payment can be by cash or check. Questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, volunteers of the Nauset Light Preservation Society did some Spring cleaning at the lighthouse. Inside the lighthouse, the Lantern Room, stairway, lookout room, and floor were cleaned top to bottom. The grounds outside also got a good once-over. We're ready for you on Opening Day, 5/14/17! See you there!
We had a wonderful turnout at last night's Full Moon Tour. 173 guests visited Nauset Light, climbed the tower, learned about her history, and took photos of the full moon reflected in the ocean. Thanks for visiting Nauset Light! Special thanks to Norma Borenstein Gordon for letting us share your beautiful photo.
Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
On the full moon night of Saturday, October 15 bring a flashlight and meet us at the Nauset Light Beach parking lot, off Cable Road in Eastham for our annual Full Moon Tour of Nauset Light. Let us show you the magic of the full moon at Nauset Light.
Moonrise over the Atlantic is at 6:00pm. If you can't join us for the full moon, our Sunday afternoon tours continue through October 30 from 1-4pm.
Our 2016 tour schedule begins Sunday, May 8 on Mother's Day. We will then be open for tours every Sunday through October 30 as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August.
With our new Tuesday tours in July and August we have 44 tour dates this year, all hosted by volunteers. We hope to see you at one of them.
At the annual meeting of Nauset Light Preservation Society held on December 4, 2013, David M. Gray retired as president. David served four accomplishment-filled years during which time he initiated the complete refurbishment of the light, both inside and outside, thus improving every visitor's experience. David was responsible for contacting Snyder's-Lance, the owner of Cape Cod Potato Chip Company, to assist NLPS in funding the cost of painting Nauset Light. The lighthouse is featured on the Cape Cod Potato Chip bag. Snyder's-Lance graciously paid the entire cost of $42,000. See the June 2013 update below.
A wreath is hung on the lighthouse every year at Christmas. This year, the board of directors of NLPS voted unanimously that from now on, the wreath will be known as "The David M. Gray Christmas Wreath" in honor of David's many contributions to NLPS.
It has been a very busy winter and spring for NLPS. Denise Czapracki, a long-time lover of Nauset Light, passed away in November 2011. Her family and friends chose to honor Denise by making memorial donations to NLPS. Through their generosity, we were able to move forward with the repair and repainting of the iron stairway from the base of the tower to the watch room. A contract was signed with J. J. Welding of Wellfleet, and the work was done during this past winter. The concrete floor at the bottom of the tower and the underside of the watch room floor were also painted, so the interior of Nauset Light is in excellent condition once again. We are grateful to the Czapracki family for providing us the opportunity to complete this much-needed project.
The exterior of Nauset Light was last painted in the fall of 2006, and was in need of a new coat of paint. The cost was estimated to be $40,000, a large amount of money for our small group of NLPS volunteers. Our president, David Gray, contacted the president of Snyder's-Lance, the owner of Cape Cod Potato Chips, and asked whether they would consider sponsoring our project, since Nauset Light is pictured on their Cape Cod Potato Chips bag. The president liked the idea, and Snyder's-Lance agreed to provide up to $40,000 for the exterior painting. We gratefully accepted and promptly began the project. Bids were received, and International Chimney Company of Buffalo, New York, the company that moved the light in 1996 and repainted it in 1997, was selected. Work began in May and was completed in early June. Because of several unforeseen repairs. the final cost was $42,000. Snyder's-Lance generously paid the entire amount. We sincerely appreciate the willingness of Snyder's-Lance to underwrite this very important project. Nauset Light is now beautifully restored on both the inside and outside and we are proud to show it off.