Our Lighthouse Keeper

Since 2008, Goose Rock Lighthouse has been hosting guests for it's annual Lighthouse Day Open House, as well as overnight stays as our "Thank you!" to donors. These visits could never happen without the commitment and dedication of our summer Lighthouse Keeper, the people who work volunteer or work as interns for a small stipend, so that our supporters can experience the world of a lighthouse keeper, too.

Anthony D'Aries is Beacon Preservations summer lighthouse keeper, transporting and assisting our lighthouse supporters (assistant keepers!) to Goose Rocks for visits and stays. Anthony is a fiction writer and outdoor enthusiast who, having grown up in the maritime village of Northport, Long Island, loves spending time on the ocean and exploring nature. When not writing the next great American short story on a lighthouse, Anthony is a professor and coordinator of the MFA program in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

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