August 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Canaveral Beacon is available now. It includes highlights and pictures of the Keepers Cottage Museum Ribbon Cutting held on July 19. The lighthouse had a visitor, Mr. Don Beck, President of Florida Summer Industrial Fellowships for Teachers, Inc. Mr. Beck and his family enjoyed a tour of the lighthouse. You will also find a brief article about the Kennedy Space Center Amateur Radio Club participating in International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. In the Community Outreach section, you can read about the retirement of Chief Warrant Officers David G. Ladomirak, Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral. You can also read about Lighthouse volunteers participating in the USAF Space & Missile Museum 5th Annual Space Collectible Show and Sale.

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features Bob and Cheryl Dewitt. Meet them in the August newsletter.

Construction of the first of three lighthouse keepers’ cottages is complete. Soon we will begin transforming it into a museum displaying historic artifacts and housing interactive exhibits. The Lighthouse Foundation plans to hold a Public Grand Opening later this year, once the interior of the museum is complete.

Don’t forget to check out the exciting new tour opportunities on the Lighthouse Tours page and at Canaveral Lighthouse Tours,. You will see first hand the progress on the first keepers’ cottage.

You and your family can be part of the lighthouse restoration. Order your engraved brick and join in the history of the lighthouse. You can use the form in the newsletter to order your brick using traditional mail, or go to the Keepers’ Walkway page and order your brick online.

Check out some of the upcoming events for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and the Florida Lighthouse Association. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation will host a special fundraising event at Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum on October 19. Also, join us on November 10, 2019, for the 2nd Annual Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon and 10K Race, benefiting the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.For more information on upcoming Florida Lighthouse Association events, visit Florida Lighthouse Association.

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Canaveral Beacon – August 2019

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