Rocky Johnson – President CCLF

The Lighthouse needs your help!

As we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, we are overjoyed to be a part of the preservation team for this amazing and iconic lighthouse. Few people, even locals, understand that, without this lighthouse, Brevard County would not be home to the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station or Port Canaveral! (When the government needed a place from which to safely launch their early, oversized experimental rockets, someone noticed an obscure government-owned parcel of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. That parcel of land was Cape Canaveral and it was government-owned because our lighthouse was there!)

So why, during this 150th Celebration, do we need your help? Very simply: Preservation of our lighthouse and its history. Funding dollars are precious, and there are many deserving entities and causes out there. Some are funded and others fall by the wayside, disappearing with the memories of the old timers who cherish them.

What makes the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse deserving of your support? This unique lighthouse stands as a reminder of who we are as a people, as a society, and reflects not only light, but the very values which have sustained us over the centuries. It has guided adventurers from early mariners to modern day astronauts. It stands as an iconic reminder that “light”, “safety” and “home” are somehow synonymous. It is inspirational to young and old alike.

Now our lighthouse needs your help. If you haven’t visited our lighthouse, please do so. Please “like” us and “follow” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCLighthouse/. If you would like to volunteer to help with the lighthouse needs, please do so. If you are not a member of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation, please join today. Basic membership is only $35 and 100% of this goes to the preservation of the lighthouse’s history. We are a 100% volunteer organization and depend entirely on YOU for support. For only $35, you gain the satisfaction that you are doing your part to help preserve our local history, our maritime history, our aerospace history, and sharing that history with generations to come, so please help today by joining the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation! And if you are already a member, ask a friend to join – we need help, your help!

See you at the Lighthouse!

Rocky

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June 2018 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Canaveral Beacon is available now. It includes an article and photos about Descendants’ Day 2018.

Special thank-you goes to all of the volunteers who helped make Descendants’ Day 2018 a success.

Read a great article about “Getting the Word Out” on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. You’ll also find several photos about the special display featuring the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Sciences.

Also included is information about the Foundation’s membership campaign and the upcoming Membership Appreciation & Campaign event on 28 July.

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features Ken and Karen Arbuckle. You can read more about their contributions to the Lighthouse Foundation. Meet Ken and Karen in the June newsletter.

Find out how you can participate and volunteer opportunities in this month’s newsletter.

Be sure to check out some of the upcoming events for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and the Florida Lighthouse Association.

You can view the newsletter at:

Canaveral Beacon – June 2018

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Membership Appreciation & Campaign

BE A PART OF THE TEAM!

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Membership Appreciation & Campaign
Saturday, July 28,2018,10am to 2pm
at the Lighthouse

Bring a Guest and introduce him/her to the Lighthouse Foundation. We need your help to meet our goal of 750 members! This event is for anyone with a paid membership by July 7, 2018. Join by July 7, 2018, and you can also bring a guest. The event will include an antique car display, lunch, and door prizes.

Join us in a great day out at the lighthouse. Read the full details of the event and how you can participate in the Membership Appreciation & Campaign flyer.

We appreciate your support and all that you do to keep the Light Shining and to attain our goal of “What once was…can be again”.

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Antiques and The Arts Weekly Article

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse was included in a recent issue of Antiques and The Arts Weekly, along with a few other historic lighthouses. Be sure to check out the entire article “Cape Canaveral Lighthouse To Get Three Keeper’s Cottages.”

You can visit their website at Antiques and The Arts Weekly.

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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Exhibit at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

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April 2018 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Canaveral Beacon is available now. It includes articles and photos about the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Museum Cottage on March 22. You can read a short article about the three planned cottages.

Special recognition and a tremendous thank-you goes to all of the volunteers who helped make the festival a huge success.

Read about the work of Barbara Moser, a past Volunteer in Spotlight, for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Brevard Museum of History and Natural Sciences. Read about the upcoming exhibit highlighting the history of the lighthouse in the latest issue of the Canaveral Beacon.

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features the USCG Aids to Navigation Team Ponce de Leon Inlet. You can read more about the important work they do along the Florida coast. We have a picture of four of the team members attending the cottage groundbreaking.

Be sure to check out some of the upcoming events for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and the Florida Lighthouse Association.

You can view the newsletter at:

Canaveral Beacon – April 2018

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Lighthouse Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery

Lighthouse 2018

Thanks to Heather Reid Photography for supporting the 2018 Lighthouse Festival. You can see the entire photo gallery at the 2018 Lighthouse Festival Photo Gallery page.

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Lighthouse Festival 2018 – A Celebration!

Wow! A great day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse! Jump over to our Lighthouse Facebook page to see some of the posts and pictures from the guests attending the Lighthouse Festival. Yes! The weather was gorgeous! The food was great! The entertainment was perfect! We are already looking forward to next year’s event. Mark your calendars!

Celebrate 150 Years

If you would like to join the Foundation, become a member with our online membership form. To use traditional mail delivery, please print out our membership form.

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First Keeper’s Cottage Funded

On October 10th, 2017 the Brevard County Commissioners approved the Tourism Development Council recommendation to fund $500,000.00 for construction of the first Keeper’s Cottage for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Restoration of the Keeper’s Cottages has been a fundamental goal of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation since its establishment in 2002.

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Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA)

A Few Words about the Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA)
Bob Merrilees
Former President, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation

The Florida Lighthouse Association is a nonprofit group of citizen activists dedicated to the preservation of the 30 remaining historic lighthouses that line our state’s 1,350-mile coastline. Once central to the economic growth and settlement of our nation, many of Florida’s lighthouses face uncertain futures. We encourage members of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation to support FLA by joining and attending meetings. For details check out the website at www.floridalighthouses.org . FLA grants have helped us toward our goals of restoring our Canaveral Lighthouse community as it once was. Recently FLA awarded us a grant of $6,000 for the rental of a trailer to be placed at the lighthouse to house our gift shop and display our Brick Project. We ask you to show your appreciation by joining FLA today!

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