Who Owns America's Lighthouses?
By Virginia Sole-Smith | photographs by William Abranowicz
The Coast Guard can’t afford to maintain all of our beloved coastal icons, so private citizens are stepping up. Meet the people who are preserving the past—and shining a new light on the giant fixer-uppers cherish... [ more ]
Listen to an audio file of Dr. Casey Jordan speaking with Bill Bradley on American Voices. In this satellite radio interview, Casey describes not only what it is like to live in a lighthouse but also a lighthouse keeper's state of mind. If you wonder if the experience is something for you, listen to this recording.
North Haven, Maine, September , 2010 -- Elsie Parrot, 11, of Gorham, Maine is one lucky girl. In the summer of 2009, she was sailing with her parents through the Fox Island Thorofare when she spotted Goose Rocks Lighthouse off of the island of North Haven. "Look, Dad!" she said to her father, pointing to the Adirondack chairs and Weber grill on the deck of Goose Rocks. "People live there! That's so cool! I wonder if we could visit?" [ more ]
The News Times, Danbury, CT, Thursday, August 26, 2010 -- Chris and Deneen DeSanctis of Fairfield are the recent winners of a weekend stay in a lighthouse off the coast of Maine, a prize raffled off by Beacon Preservation, a group that works to preserve historic... [ more ]
Oprah Magazine, June, 2010: Dr. Jordan is interviewed on what it is like to live in the Goose Rocks Lighthouse. She also mentions how the young women of GLA-ME will install a solar/wind system on the lighthouse this summer... [ more ]
March 2, 2009 -- Ansonia lawyer dedicated to reviving old lighthouses
Connecticut Law Tribune - By DOUGLAS S. MALAN
Attorney Casey Jordan realizes it might seem a little strange. She’s seen the looks on people’s faces and heard the questions about her willingness to take on even the most difficult projects. But when it comes to restoring and preserving dilapidated lighthouses, she said, “It’s a passion. You either get it or you don't..." [ more ]
A Beacon of Hope for Unwanted Lighthouses
by Bob Dotson of MSNBC's Today Show, August 4, 2008
"The Coast Guard requires owners to restore these old lighthouses exactly the way they were a century or so ago. That's too costly for Ted and Casey, so local businesses are donating a lot of what they need. When the work is done, Goose Rocks will be open to all." [ Tip: When you launch the video, use the controls to fast forward to 2:20. ] [ more ]