July 22, 2024

Lighthouse Sponsors Welcomed

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Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is seeking businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in their Business and Community Sponsorship Drive. The focus of this year’s drive is the replacement of the dock. Used for more than eight decades, it was damaged in recent years by extreme weather conditions. The volunteer group is reaching out to local businesses and organizations to help raise funds to replace the dock, the lifeline of the island lighthouse.

Built in 1871 to provide boat access to the newly constructed lighthouse, the original wooden dock was severely damaged in the 1938 hurricane. It was replaced in 1939, and served Pomham well for more than 84 years, until the storm surge in the winter of 2022 and three more times since, completely submerged it.

The dock restoration project will ensure continued access to the island light station. The dock will be rebuilt with historical accuracy and will include a replica boat house, for storage of boat equipment. Your support will help to provide funding for this important project.

Sponsorships are available at the $500 Bell Sponsor and $250 Key Sponsor levels. Contributions of $100 will be acknowledged as a Partner and $50 as a Booster. Checks, payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, can be sent to Business & Community Sponsorship Drive, P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915. For more information, contact lighthouse1871@cox.net  or call 401-742-2751.

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lightouse are grateful to the current businesses and groups that have joined in at this time. The Annual Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Business and Community Sponsorship Drive donors include Bell Sponsors Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Crosby Yacht Yard, East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club, Feeney Pinkerton LLC and Navigant Credit Union. Key Sponsors are Andsager, Bartlett & Pieroni, LLP and Perry-McStay Funeral Home. Partners include Fred’s Service Station and Canonicus Lodge #9. Joining as Boosters are Friends of Katherine Kazarian, Gilmore’s Flower Shop, Liberty Tax and Roger Williams-Rumford Grange #52.

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. This important New England maritime light station and museum is an integral part of Rhode Island’s heritage and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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