The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society members are making plans for the 2013 season.
The schedule for the museum and the lighthouse tower tours will be the same as last year. The hours are 12 to 4 p.m. weekdays, 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The $2 fee, with children under six being free, will remain the same.
The monthly meetings of the MLHS have been changed from the third Thursday to the third Wednesday of each month, March thru November. The meetings will continue to be held at the Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room.
Dozens of U.S. flags lined the sidewalks and brick pathway and patriotic music could be heard throughout the park on Wednesday, July 4. Mike Kimerline set up the music, using his computer and additional speakers.
To-date, the MLHS has placed 593 engraved bricks in the commemorative brick circle surrounding the Compass Rose at the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. The brick orders continue to come in and are being engraved by Balconi Monuments of Sandusky. They will be ready for installing in the spring when the weather breaks.
The MLHS received support from the following Business Members this past year, and are grateful to them for their interest in the Museum and for supporting plans to build a replica of the original Marblehead U.S. Life Saving Station. Those Business Members are: Anchors Away Marine Corp., Arby's Port Clinton, Bass Haven Marina, Bassett's Market, Bauman Auto Center, Bayside Comfort Inc., Bell Heating and Electric, Bergman's Greenhouse & Market, Big Boppers Restaurant, Bolte Real Estate, Brown's Dairy Dock, Carter Lumber, Catawba Island Post & Beam LLC, Cheese Haven Corp., Cleats Club Seat Grille, Country Inn & Suites, Crabby Joe's, Crow's Nest Restaurant, Danchisen Marathon, Diana's Deli, Dockside Villas, Don's Body Shop Towing & Recovery LLC, Frederick Agency, Gordon Lumber Co., The Hair Hut, Hi Way Bait-Tackle & Lodging, Holmes Auto Service, Howard's Auto, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services-Tomi Johnson Broker Associate, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services-Donna Schoonmaker, Jamestown Tavern, The Jet Express, John Tracy Farm Market, Kaspar's Lake Breeze Cabins, The Kroger Co., Lafarge Quarry, Lake Point Motel, Lakeside-The Chautauqua on Lake Erie, The Lighthouse Resort Hotel, Majestic Motel, The Marblehead Bank, Marblehead Galley & Freighters Lounge, Marilyn’s, Marine Tech Concepts, Mar-Lu Motel-Cottages-Marina, Martha & Molly's, Merchant 31, Uniquely Designed Gifts & More, Mike's Dockside Service, Mon Ami Restaurant & Historic Winery, Mutach's Market, Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, Newport Clothing & Gear, Peninsula Motel and RV Park, Reef Runner Tackle Co. Inc., Shore Nuf Charters, Shrock's Marina Inc., Skipper Bud's Marina Del Isle, Starcher Enterprises, LLC, Surf Motel & RV Campground, Surf Bait & Tackle, Trish McCartney-State Farm Insurance, Sypherd Cycles, Taylor's Resort, The Village Clipper Barbershop, Tibbels Marina, Toft Dairy, Village Clothing Inc., Young's Carpet One Floor & Home and Waldo Pepper's Bar and Grill.
The MLHS received the following museum items this past year: a first day issue stamp of the Marblehead Lighthouse from David and Lillian Capko; from Susan Lawyer, several photos from the early 1900's of the Lifesaving Station, a hand carved small model canoe and a glass picture advertising E. A. Lammer’s Cafe and Studebaker Automobiles of Danbury, Ohio.
A Nature and Nautical sale will be held again this year on the second Saturday of July. For those who have any items with a nature and nautical theme that they would like to donate, drop off the items at the Museum after the opening date of May 28 or call 419-798-4877 for more information.
There is always a need for more Docents, so if you would like to spend some time at the museum and lighthouse, meeting many interesting people from all over the U.S. and around the world, call 419-798-4934 or 419-798-4877.