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#top Back (history) Back (history) 1864 Lighthouse Regulations

This important federal document details the organization of the Lighthouse Board and the regulations under which it operated.

1868 Great Inland Seas

John Durnell’s book was published in 1868 and provided an early detailed description of the Great Lakes and their important commerce

Beginners Ownership Guide

In 2001, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Museum penned this guide to forming a non-profit association to save a lighthouse. Includes sample by-laws, etc.

Published in 1918, this book outlines the rules and regulations of the Lighthouse Service after the Bureau of Lighthouses assumed responsibility in 1910.

Every year the US Government published an official list of all lighthouses in the Great Lakes. Click to select from our growing number of digitized editions.

Historic Light Lists 1953 ATON Repair Manual

1953 US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation manual covers detailed the operation and maintenance instructions for all equipment in use at that time.

Fresnel Lens Inventory

The American Lighthouse Committee spent ten years compiling this detailed inventory of all known Fresnel lenses currently in the United States.

2000 NHLPA Act

The full text of the landmark National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act as it was passed by the Congress of the United States on October 24, 2000.