On April 28th, the American Lighthouse Federation presented Nauset Light Preservation Society with the 2012 ''Keeper of the Light'' Award. At the A.L.F. annual Awards Gala held this year at the Sheraton in Eastham, MA. NLPS was one of only two lighthouse organizations honored this year with the American Lighthouse Federation's ''Keeper of the Light'' Award.
To quote the American Lighthouse Federation:
''The American Lighthouse Foundation's Keeper of the Light Award is designed to honor those individuals from the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America's lighthouses and their rich heritage.''
With photos and excerpts from our video/DVD ''Rescued'' being projected onto a screen in the background, ALF's Executive Director Bob Trapani recounted to the over 110 members and representatives of lighthouse organizations with stewardship responsibilities for over 22 lighthouses the story of how NLPS had saved Nauset Lighthouse from destruction, moved it to its present location, and now operates, maintains, and interprets it to the public.
He concluded his remarks with the following:
''In recognition of the organization's indispensable role in the rescuing of Nauset Light from the brink of extinction and its continuing efforts as the steward of this historic landmark, we present the American Lighthouse Foundation's Keeper of the Light Award to the Nauset Light Preservation Society.''
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Left Photo, Eric Davis, President American Lighthouse Federation; Shirley Sabin, NLPS Secretary; David Gray, NLPS President; Carl Ericson, NLPS Treasurer; Bud Griffin, NLPS Board member; and Bob Trapani, Executive Director ALF.
Right Photo: The 2012 American Lighthouse Foundation ''Keeper of the Light'' Award