Nobska Point Light Station is undergoing a transformation. For the past 188 years it has been under the care and control of the federal government. Over those many years Nobska guided mariners and provided housing for numerous keepers and Coast Guard personnel. By 2013, the Coast Guard no longer needed to use Nobska for housing, but continued to function as an active aid to navigation lighthouse. The Friends of Nobska Light was formed to partner with the town of Falmouth to undertake the maintenance of the tower and transform the keepers’ house into a Maritime Museum.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the community’s stewardship of the Nobska Point Light Station on behalf of the Town of Falmouth, the Friends will sponsor “Beacons of Light,” a traveling art exhibit of decorated wooden lighthouses this summer, from June until the end of August. This exhibit will raise awareness in the community for the need to preserve this beloved icon for future generations and raise funds to help the cause.