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Friday, December 17, 2010

Cape St. Elias Lighthouse and School - Alaska

Alaska's Cape Elias Lighthouse, in a spectacular location 62 miles from the nearest town, is a national historic landmark. The Cape St. Elias Lightkeepers Association, founded in 1997, cares for the 1916 light station. The boathouse has overnight accommodations for 10 people, and special programs and classes are offered. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Smithfield Station, Virginia

In the heart of historic Smithfield, Virginia, on the banks of the Pagan River sits Smithfield Station, offering guests a superb spot to enjoy the solitude of this river-port town.  This one-of-a-kind waterfront inn combines fine amenities, unique conference space, on-site dining and a fully equipped marina all within walking distance to art galleries, specialty shops, historic attractions and a diverse array of dining options.

This riverfront jewel offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from spacious water view rooms with private balconies to unique Lighthouse suites with panoramic views of the Pagan River.  The location allows convenient access to many recreational options – the newly opened Windsor Castle Park across the street, provides 4.5 miles of pristine walking trails.  There is something for everyone at Smithfield Station.

This is not an actual historic lighthouse but it sure looks like one, and Smithfield Station is certainly an enticing vacation destination. Click here for more information.

A Unique Holiday Gift Idea

I just received the following from the East Brother Light Station in San Francisco Bay, California.

A Unique Holiday Gift Idea  
By Jutta Stingl 

Are your still looking for a special holiday gift for someone on your list?

How about giving someone the unique experience of a night on an island in the San Francisco Bay this holiday season?  Included in their stay, your friends and family will enjoy appetizers, champagne, and a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared and served by gracious hosts.  And you will also give your friends and family wonderful memories of a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Avoid traffic jams and crowded shopping malls; you can order gift certificates online at, and it will be mailed to you within a couple of days. 

Please keep in mind that not only will you surprise someone with a special present, but you will also support our ongoing effort to restore and maintain a historical treasure in San Francisco Bay.