March 7, 2021

Be A Lighthouse Friend

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The year 2021 will be a most exciting time for Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, as it marks its 150th anniversary. Events are being planned throughout the year for members and the community to celebrate this jubilee year.

You can join in the celebration by becoming a member of Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Members will have an opportunity to be actively involved in planning and participating in commemorative events. All members receive a subscription to Pomham Glow newsletter, to keep you informed of programs and activities. As a member, you have the privilege of a discounted rate on boat trips to the lighthouse and invitation to members-only events.

For just $30, you can join as a Lighthouse Keeper (individual membership), or for $15, Assistant Keeper (student membership). Surprise the whole family with a Keeper Family membership (for those who live in the same household) for $50. Or provide additional support for East Providence’s historic lighthouse by purchasing family membership at select levels: $75 for Lighthouse Lampist, $100 for Lighthouse Inspector, $250 for Lighthouse Superintendent or $500 for Commissioner of Lighthouse Service. Corporate memberships are also available at $250. Memberships are renewable annually. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31. Membership at these select levels will also receive special gifts: an 8” x 10” color photo of the lighthouse for Lampist; photo and Pomham Rocks Lighthouse boxed keychain for Inspector; photo, keychain and mug for Inspector; and photo, keychain, mug and a copy of the book, Rhode Island Lighthouses, for the Commissioner level. Whatever level you choose, you will feel the personal satisfaction in knowing that your gift membership assists with the support and preservation of this historic maritime light station and museum.

Join now by sending a check, made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, to Membership Chair, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915. A membership package, including a welcome letter, membership card, newsletter and lighthouse sticker and special gifts will be sent. Email pomhamrockslighthouse@yahoo.com with any questions.

Located on an island off the coast of East Providence, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. The Lighthouse was built in 1871 and served as a navigational aid to the brisk shipping traffic in the Providence River until the Coast Guard decommissioned it in 1974. Since 2004, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have made it their mission to protect and preserve this landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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