Edenton’s Historical Landmarks you won’t want to miss:
Governmental Lighthouse Links
Chief Petty Officers Association — North Bend Oregon. This Association is organized to “encourage fidelity, integrity to the Service, and better understanding and fellowship, and to advance the best interests of the enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard…”
The National Archives — Genealogists/Family Historians. This website provides a brief introductory guide to researching lighthouse buildings and property and their operations and personnel.
Publicly Accessible Lighthouses. National Park Service
Inventory of Historic Lighthouses . National Park Service
U.S. Coast Guard — Historic Light Stations. Lighthouses, Lightships, Tenders & Other Aids to Navigation Subjects. If you are researching lighthouses, the career of anyone who served with the Lighthouse Service or the Coast Guard, or other related subject matter, documentation is available at a number of different locations. This site is a good place to start.
The Coast Guard Foundation. Celebrating 40 years of inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families.
U.S. Lighthouse Organizations
U.S. Lighthouse Society. The United States Lighthouse Society is a non-profit historical and educational organization incorporated to educate, inform, and entertain those who are interested in lighthouses, past and present.
Alabama Lighthouse Association. The mission of the Alabama Lighthouse Association is the historic preservation of lighthouses.
The American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee (ALCC). A national leadership council and forum for the American Lighthouse Preservation Movement.
The American Lighthouse Foundation. Its mission is to save and preserve our nation’s historic light stations and their rich heritage.
The Florida Lighthouse Association. The Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the State of Florida for the preservation of Florida’s lighthouses and maritime heritage.
Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. Dedicated to preserving our lighthouses and the history of the people who kept them by developing a new generation of preservationists.
Maine Lighthouse Museum. The Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM) is the proud home of the largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and the most important landmark collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia in the United States.
Maritime Exchange Museum. Dedicated to acquiring, restoring, and conserving artifacts related to the USLHS and the USLSS and interpreting them for public education and display
Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. Information about lighthouses and life saving stations located in Michigan.
New Jersey Lighthouse Society. Dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history about and to support the preservation of lighthouses everywhere
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society. Advocates for North Carolina’s Lighthouses.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Restoration. The City of Annapolis, The United States Lighthouse Society and its Chesapeake Chapter, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, and Anne Arundel County joined forces and are dedicated to maintaining and preserving the lighthouse, to restoring it for historic interpretation, and to operating it for public tours
Washington Lightkeepers Association. Dedicated to the rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, and perpetuation of Washington’s lighthouses and lightships, as well as their history and lore