The Eddystone lighthouse was first erected in the late 1600s and was the first lighthouse in the world to be constructed on an ocean reef. Built before the time of mechanized vessels and power tools, 26 miles south of Plymouth, England, the first structure was replaced by a larger one after a year. That structure would be replaced three more times.
The National Lighthouse Museum will host “The History of the Eddystone Lighthouse,” a program by Wayne Wheeler set for Sunday, March 13th.
Wayne Wheeler is the founder and President emeritus of the U.S. Lighthouse Society and an expert on lighthouses, lightships and aids to navigation. He served in aids to navigation areas of the Coast Guard as an officer and civilian for 23 years.
This program will take place from 2 to 4 pm, and will be held both in person at the National Lighthouse Museum, located at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George, Staten Island, and virtually via Zoom. Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for Museum members, and $5 for the Zoom meeting.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (718) 390-0040, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the National Lighthouse Museum website.