Lighthouse to Open With a Celebration on The Rocks
After 14 years of loving, historic restoration, members of Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse are ready to celebrate the completion of that long-awaited goal with a real bang. And the public is invited to join in.
On June 10th, a fun-filled day is planned at the Squantum Association in East Providence. Dignitaries will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony on the island and take a tour of the restored lighthouse and grounds, and its newly refurbished seven-room interior.
Arriving at noon, guests will be able to view the ribbon cutting via live streaming at the Squantum Association. The afternoon’s activities include a buffet lunch, a silent auction, a raffle and boat trips to the island. A special raffle will also be available to win one of three unique cruises - Pomham Rocks by Moonlight, by Sunset, and by Day. The speaking program will feature state and local dignitaries and individuals who were instrumental in the restoration.
Following the speaking program, the Kentish Guards will fire a Civil War cannon to mark the start of boat trips to the Lighthouse. Save the Bay tour boats will shuttle guests back and forth all afternoon. Also throughout the afternoon, activities at Squantum will include raffles, a silent auction, lighthouse displays and merchandise, refreshments, and an opportunity to socialize amid beautiful views of the Providence River.
Of special interest will be two interactive speaker stations. Keith Lescarbeau and his nephew Everett Lescarbeau of Abcore Restoration will host one station to discuss how this amazing historic restoration was carried out, and will show samples of restored objects. Dennis Tardiff, the last Coast Guardsman to live at Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and a current member of the Board, will host the other station and will talk about his life in the lighthouse and answer questions.
The public is invited to join in the celebration. The cost of the event is $40 per person that includes the boat trip to the lighthouse. Both tickets to the event and seating on the boat tours are limited. Call Lisa at 401-433-1373 for reservations. Deadline for reservations is May 13.
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