New England Lighthouse Lovers -  NELL                
A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation

The Lighthouse

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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July, 2015
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New England 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 restoration process.
Encouraging the appreciation of lighthouses in maritime history and how their representational models aid in the preservation of this history.