It knows no lands, no flags, no kings,
These are inconsequential things.
The one important thing tonight
That every seaman, black or white,
Who seeks a harbor sees a light.
We talk about world brotherhood,
But only here we make it good.
We go on building ships of war,
But God be praised, do one thing more;
We build a lighthouse on the shore.
The lighthouse has no special friends,
No special foes, when night descends.
In all the earth the only place,
Though statesmen talk and kings embrace,
Where man becomes one common race.
-- Douglas Malloch in San Francisco Chronicle, 1934
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Lighthouse Lovers (NELL)
Is a New England based, not for
profit, lighthouse organization dedicated to:
» Learning more about lighthouse and maritime history through
educational meetings, programs and site visits.
» Raising funds to help preserve and restore New England lighthouses and
other maritime sites and encourage volunteerism in the preservation and
» Encouraging the appreciation of lighthouses in maritime history and
how their representational models aid in the preservation of this