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2015 Annual Lighthouse Gala

May 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2015 Lighthouse Gala

Join ALF for the  2015 Annual Lighthouse Gala on Saturday, May 2, 2015…an evening celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom located in historic Portsmouth, NH.

Feature Presentation…“Checked Main Light – Lighthouse Life in the 1950’s” with Fred Mikkelsen (Coast Guard 1958-1960) – Conimicut Lighthouse, RI  Fred Mikkelsen’s scariest experience in his three years at the lighthouse was a 1960 hurricane. At the height of the storm, the surging sea blocked all sunlight through the galley windows on the first level. When he went to the lantern to check the light, Mikkelsen became aware that the lighthouse was moving in the storm, with the greatest movement near the top. “It would bang you against the wall,” he says, “and you had to hang on to the handrail of the ladder.”

Buffet Dinner: Boneless Shortribs of Beef w/ Julienne Vegetables, Merlot & Fine Herb Jus, Baked Haddock Asiago, Chicken sautéed with Roasted Portabello Mushrooms & Marsala Wine, three different salads, seasonal vegetables, chef selection potato, Dessert, Coffee & Tea. Cash Bar.

Silent Auction  featuring a lighthouse overnight, nautical themed prints, collectibles and more!

Presentation of the ALF Len Hadley Volunteerism Awards and other annual awards presentations


Ticket Price: $50 per person

All proceeds benefit the American Lighthouse Foundation and our mission to preserve our historic lighthouses and their heritage.


Purchase Your Tickets Online…


Purchase Tickets by Phone: 207-594-4174


Lodging Options:

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Ph: 800-325-3535
Special Group Rate: Single or Double $199.00 / night…Mention American Lighthouse Foundation

Visit Portsmouth, NH Chamber for more lodging options:



May 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


American Lighthouse Foundation
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Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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