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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
Welcome one and all to 2015. Hard to believe
that a year ago we were starting the snowiest year
ever. Lighthouses, Hot Chocolate & You is this
month. A time to join our
families and offer thanks by enjoying each other's
company and a football game.
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
As an organization:
our members come from the six New England States to as far SW as Hawaii
and as far NW as Washington State, south to Texas and many states in
We schedule two weekend membership meetings a year, spring and fall,
rotating the location within the 6 New England States. We hold a
business meeting, have raffles, auctions, award door prizes, enjoy
speakers and annually recognize a Ms. NELL and a Mr. NELL. The second
day is devoted to visiting and enjoying area lighthouses and related
maritime sites, traveling by land and sea and gaining access to many of
the lighthouses and towers.
“Lighthouses, Hot Chocolate and You”, held every January, helps to break
up the long winters and renew friendships. We visit several lighthouses
in a chosen area, gaining access and climbing the towers in most, and
then warm up with hot chocolate, cookies and brownies. Held rain or
shine, sleet or snow - it brings out the boots, gloves and hardiness in
Also popular is our “Project H.O.P.E.” (Hands On Preservation Effort).
NELL members lend a hand by volunteering their skills at painting and
restoring some of New England’s many lighthouses.
We publish a newsletter, “The NELL Beacon”, which can also be found
NELL members can also be found participating in lighthouse events and
fundraising activities held by many other lighthouse groups in New
England and beyond.
Membership is open to anyone ages 6 and up.
Please come and join the fun!
For more information click on the lighthouse below or click on
membership to send an
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