America's Lighthouse Heritage

Bob Trapani, Jr. served six years as president of the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation (1999-2005) and is currently the executive director for the American Lighthouse Foundation. Below are some of the articles Bob has penned which are organized by topic...

Saving America’s Lighthouse Heritage

Lighthouse Preservation Thoughts

Keepers & their Families

Lightkeeper Duties

Light Station Equipment & Components


Delaware River & Bay List of Lights


Delaware & New Jersey Lighthouse History

Walking in the Steps of the Keeper

Delaware River and Bay Maritime

The Spencer’s Lightkeeping Legacy

Lighthouses on the Front Lines of Danger


Lightships: Floating “Lighthouses”


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