February 6, 2023

Be A Lighthouse Friend

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In 2022, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse celebrated its 150th year of protecting the waters off the coast of East Providence. The historical landmark remains an active aid to navigation and is now a unique attraction to tourists.

It takes the help of many friends to maintain the century-and-a-half-year-old lighthouse. Hands-on work and financial support from the community have helped to restore the exterior of the light station to its original state and the interior into an outstanding museum that shares the history of Pomham Rocks and the other four lighthouses that once protected East Providence waters.

You can help continue these efforts by becoming a member of Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Members have an opportunity to be actively involved with events, on boats, on work parties or as tour docents. 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 purchase a Lighthouse Keeper (individual membership) or for $15, Assistant Keeper (full-time student membership). Involve the whole family with a Keeper Family membership (for those who live in the same household) for $50 or Lampist membership for $75. Or provide additional support for East Providence’s beloved lighthouse by purchasing membership at select levels: $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. Whatever level you choose, you will feel the personal satisfaction in knowing that your membership assists with the support and preservation of this historical 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. Email pomhamrockslighthouse@yahoo.com  with any questions.

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