Lighthouse Digest

Lighthouse Digest
Editor Tim Harrison
Frequency Eleven issues per year
First issue May, 1992
Company Foghorn Publishing
Country United States
Based in East Machias, Maine
Language English
ISSN 1066-0038

Lighthouse Digest, a specialty magazine from FogHorn Publishing in East Machias, Maine, is about maritime history with particular attention to the preservation of lighthouses and their past.[1] Though it is geared toward enthusiasts and antiquarians in the United States, it is also quoted commonly in more academic publications, and its editors have become a staple presence in scholarly circles.[2][3] Editor Tim Harrison issued the first number in May, 1992.[4]


Coverage includes historic and current lighthouse events and an events calendar for lighthouse activities around the United States and elsewhere. They publish a "Doomsday List" of Endangered lighthouses, and have helped save a number of at-risk lighthouses.

They have been credited with uncovering many parts of lighthouse history that had been unknown, or which were thought to have been lost.

Each issue carries articles and unusual lighthouse-related stories that, for the most part, cannot be found elsewhere, and many photos, historic and contemporary.


Lighthouse Digest has subscribers in all 50 United States and 17 other nations. Currently it publishes eleven issues a year. The editor is Tim Harrison; the Managing editor is Kathleen Finnegan.

See also


  1. Alley, Margo (2005). "A Rescue Remembered". Blog post. Blog: Biddeford Pool, Maine. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  2. Stanley, Jo (2002). "And after the cross-dressed cabin boys and whaling wives? Possible futures for women's maritime historiography". Journal of transport history. 23 (1): 21.
  3. The Lighthouse Encyclopedia: The Definitive Reference ("The Preservationists"). Globe Pequot. 2004. pp. viii–xi. ISBN 0762727357.
  4. Harrison, Timothy; Kathleen Finnegan (2004). "About Us". Blog post. Foghorn Publishing. Retrieved January 16, 2016.

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