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September 22, 2018

Lighthouses Of Oswego Lecture Series Set


OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Marine Museum is pleased to announce a three-part mini lecture series on the topic of the “Lighthouses of Oswego,” featuring Ted Panayotoff, lighthouse historian and city of Oswego Lighthouse Committee chair who will discuss the various lights, the lighthouse keepers and related topics that spanned Oswego’s rich maritime history.

The series will be held at 1:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays: Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1.

The public is encouraged to attend one or more sessions.

Ted Panayotoff, lighthouse historian and chair of the Oswego Lighthouse Committee, is pictured with the original Class 4 Fresnel lens from the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse; on display at the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

Ted Panayotoff, lighthouse historian and chair of the Oswego Lighthouse Committee, is pictured with the original Class 4 Fresnel lens from the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse; on display at the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

“The museum has been closely involved with the Lighthouse Committee and the restoration effort for several years.” noted H. Lee White Marine Museum Executive Director and Lighthouse Committee co-chair, Mercedes Niess. “This program has been included as part of our free History Lecture Series, which is in its 10th season.”

The first session will comprise general background on the subject, the role of lighthouses in Oswego’s history and information on the 1822 light.

Part two will cover the 1837 light, the Breakwater light (Beacon) (1889) and the Elevator light (1931).

The final session of this mini-series will entail information about the current West Pierhead Light (1934) including the restoration plans for the exterior.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum is located at the end of the pier in the Historic Maritime District at the north end of West First Street in Oswego.

For more information about this program or other museum activities, please contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 315-342-0480 or [email protected]

Also, visit the museum at www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.comand on Facebook.

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