Save Huntington’s Lighthouse, Inc.
This group was founded in 1985 by Ms. Janis Harrington to preserve the unique structure that is the
Huntington Harbor Lighthouse. With the enthusiastic support of her parents, the late Dr Harrington and his wife Mary, and the local community, this not-for-profit group started the process of saving the Lighthouse. The U.S.C.G. had planned to replace the Lighthouse with a steel tower after years of neglect and costly maintenance. The early days were filled with extensive and expensive efforts to clean out the lighthouse from years of neglect and environmental decay. Access to the site was tricky with no secure dock or ramp to tie a boat to. Progress was slow and arduous. Harder still was the securing of grants and donations to help push this project along. Yet, those involved had a passion and a will to succeed.
Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society
was formed in 2003 to reflect the current status of the Lighthouse. It has been saved, yet the maintenance work goes on. The Lighthouse was finally opened for tours during the summer of 2003. This coincided with the Town of Huntington’s 350th Anniversary Celebration and to let the public see first hand the efforts of the work crews and the value of their donations.
The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society is dedicated to keeping this unique structure open to the public for educational purposes and has recently aligned with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program located at the local Vanderbuilt Museum in Centerport to help promote environmental awareness and local history to Huntington students.
Volunteers are always welcome to join us. Some of our needs are in the areas of research, events, journal ad sales, fund raising and physical work at the lighthouse which involves light carpentry, painting, etc.
Please contact : Monica Stoller at email@example.com or 631-421-1985 to get involved.
Huntington Lighthouse Staff:
President : Pamela Setchell
Vice President : Monica Stoller/Russ Bostock
Corresponding Secretary: Terry Kinch
Secretary : Michele Miroff
Treasurer : Ursula O’Mara
Archives : Sue Eckers
Construction : Frank DeLuca
Tours/Events: Monica Stoller