International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster International goodwill.
This year’s event – 18-19 August 2012 – Duration 48 hours from 0001 UTC 18.8.2012
Lighthouses are fast becoming an endangered species with the introduction of Global Positioning Systems and Satellite Navigation and the automation of the light source to solar power which has resulted in the withdrawal of management personnel (Keepers). It is hoped that this event will highlight this situation and help prevent further desecration of these magnificent structures all around the world.
Why not take your group for a Lighthouse tour? We will take car of all the necessary arrangement and work close together with local experts. See a suggested list for lighthouses to visits here, Lighthouse Tour.
Next year’s event – will take place the 17-18 August 2013.