OSWEGO, NY – To kick off the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum and the Oswego Film Group are presenting the movie, “Lightkeepers,” at the Beacon Hotel on May 1, starting at 6:30 p.m.
“Lightkeepers” was filmed at Race Point Lighthouse in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Race Point Light was built in 1817 and has a long history of serving the maritime community.
The movie was filmed in 2009 and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner and Bruce Dern.
“Lightkeepers” is a romantic comedy about a curmudgeon lighthouse keeper, who has sworn off women.
The movie is set in 1912. Some of the artifacts utilized in the movie belonged to Oswego resident, Ted Panayotoff from when he lived in Maine with his wife, Jo.
The Chatham Lighthouse of Massachusetts also loaned objects to the film project.
The movie will be held at the Beacon Hotel, 75 W. Bridge St.
There are only 50 tickets available, therefore seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. You must have a ticket to view the movie.
Tickets can be picked up at two locations in Oswego: H. Lee White Marine Museum, located at the end of the West First Street Pier and river’s end bookstore, located at 19 W. Bridge St.
Popcorn is provided courtesy of Zurich Cinemas of Oswego and soda will also be available.
Donations for the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse Restoration project are encouraged.
The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is located at the end of the West First Street Pier, in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District. For more information about the program, or other museum activities, contact the museum at (315) 342-0480, or at [email protected]
Also, visit hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, facebook.com/hlwmm and facebook.com/oswegolh