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July 19, 2018

The Lighthouses of Oswego To Be Featured


OSWEGO – In celebrating the release of the new book, Lighthouses & Life-Saving at Oswego, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to present “The Lighthouses of Oswego” as its second installment to the 2018 History Lecture Series featuring Michael R. Pittavino, the Maritime Museum’s curator and coauthor of Lighthouses & Life-Saving at Oswego.

Ted Panayotoff and Michael Pittavino, authors of Lighthouses & Life Saving at Oswego, pose for a photograph at the National Maritime Heritage Conference in New Orleans, on February 16.

Ted Panayotoff and Michael Pittavino, authors of Lighthouses & Life Saving at Oswego, pose for a photograph at the National Maritime Heritage Conference in New Orleans, on February 16.

The lecture will feature a brief historical overview of the four main lighthouses that have stood watch over Oswego Harbor since 1822, as well as images of the US Lighthouse Service, US Life Saving Service, and US Coast Guard who manned the lights.

The lecture will make use of both images from Lighthouses & Life Saving at Oswego and the Maritime Museum’s archival collections.

As part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, Lighthouses & Life-Saving at Oswego features both iconic images of Oswego as well as those never-before-seen; presenting a unique visual journey of the maritime services between 1822 and today.

The book will be available for purchase June 18 and is currently available for pre-sale at the Treasure Chest Gift Shop or by calling the Maritime Museum.

The lecture includes a book signing, as well as a question and answer session for the interested public.

Theodore J. Panayotoff, former chairman of the Oswego Lighthouse Development Committee and the new book’s coauthor, said, “Working on the book was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the maritime history of Oswego, and the excellent photographs will make a great tool for future students of the subject.”

This lecture will take place at the Maritime Museum, on the West First Street Pier, on June 24 at 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this program, or other museum activities, visit www.hlwmm.org or call the museum at (315) 342-0480.

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