This is what the future museum of SGRLPS will look. The Good Old St. George Lighthouse Museum is coming soon. More details are coming soon.
New web site is here. More pictures, articles, past logs, to name a few. In time we hope to have a web cam at St. George for you can see it daily, possible within a year. Thanks for your interest in the St. George Reef Lighthouse.
WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY AT ST. GEORGE
The Society has lease agreements with the National Park Service and Del Norte County under which it manages the lighthouse as a national monument. Due to its construction of granite, brick and cement, the structure is completely intact, with only the handrails, outer staircase and exterior metal doors needing replaced. Our goal is to refurbish the site, preserving intact elements of both the U.S. Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard, developing interpretive displays and providing public tours to generate revenue for further restoration.
Nine restoration flights have been accomplished to date, relocating the rebuilt lantern room, installing a new light powered by solar and wind energy, removing peeling paint, plaster and rotted flooring, upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, installing temporary hand rails, relocating damaged parts of the station, such as the access boom, to shore for restoration and display in a future museum.
USPS STAMP 2007: The St. George Reef Lighthouse is now a United States Postal Stamp and was released on June 21, 2007 as a .41 cent stamp. We have a special - limited - stamp done on day of issue. Contact Bill at email@example.com for details.
Also we have a special canceling stamp done too by the USPS for July 4th, 2007. We were part of a special ceremony on June 21st at the Crescent City Post Office. Odonnell Entertainment is in the final stage of a video of the event and a limited number covers were canceled with first day stamp.
The updated details on our new museum and the design will be posted shortly.
Five Pacific Lighthouses will be immortalized on stamps for their important role in safeguarding mariners navigating waters. The five Pacific Lighthouses stamps will honor Diamond Head Light in Hawaii, Five Finger Light in Alaska, Grays Harbor Light in Washington, Umpqua River Light in Oregon and St. George Reef in Northern California.
Each stamp features an original acrylic painting by Howard Koslow based on recent photographs of the lighthouses. Koslow also painted the five Southeastern Lighthouses stamps issued in 2003, as well as the five stamps in the 1990 Lighthouses booklet and the five Great Lakes Lighthouses stamps issued in 1995.
St. George Reef
Perched on an exposed rock off the coast of northern California near Crescent City, St. George Reef Lighthouse took 10 years to build. From 1892 until its deactivation in 1975, the light from this concrete and granite tower warned vessels away from the hazardous reef hidden beneath the surface.
St. George Reef Lighthouse stands on an exposed rock off the coast of northern California. Visible from nearby Crescent City, the light from the tower's black cast-iron lantern began to warn vessels away from the hazardous reef hidden beneath the surface in 1892. Because continued exposure to the unforgiving elements made maintenance expensive and duty dangerous, this concrete and granite sentinel was deactivated in 1975. The St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the lighthouse. In 1993 the society successfully nominated the tower to the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2002 it installed a new lens.
This was the photo the U.S.A.
Post Office used. It was taken by Stephen Corley you can order a print of it at his web site www.nicelightimages.com
The text that was mention above will be on the stamp too. It was written by Mary Stephanos at PhotoAssist, Inc.; Guy Towers, Terry and Bill Odonnell, Jr. all three with SGRLPS. The stamp as you can see his a little different than the photo a few people at SGRLPS had some ideas that the art director took. They wanted it to look like what it may look like after we finish restoring the light.
Bill Tufts Odonnell's production company Odonnell Entertainment® is working on a video production documenting the whole history of St. George Reef Lighthouse from the Brother Jonathan to the Present. Some of his footage of St. George has aired on "Reel TV", "History Channel", and various local TV news. He is also behind the development of this web site: www.StGeorgeReefLightHouse.us The video "Last One Out, Turn off the Light" which he restored, is available on video and is also released on DVD sells for $19.99, the VHS sells for $14.99 see the products page for more information. Coming Soon the video of the restoration of the St. George "The Lantern Room Documentary".
Famous test pilot General Chuck Yeager (middle) and his wife Victoria (right) are greeted in the lantern room by Society president Guy Towers (left) on March 13, 2005
Top picture Bill Odonnell, Jr. (Video & Web Site) Middle picture President & Founder of SGRLPS Guy Towers and the shy person is Bill Barton (Glass Maker see products page)
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