About 30 people attended the evening presentation at the Grand Manan Museum, Thursday August 4, entitled Swallowtail Now. It was fun and a challenge to put together the talk from hundreds of photos taken over the last year, as well as some historic photos to set the tone. This is the 25th year since the de-staffing of the lighthouse, November 1985, and the 75th anniversary of the death of the lightkeeper, Elodie Ingalls Foster.
The Museum graciously split the door donations with Swallowtail Keepers Society. The evening talks are a part of their annual fund raising and public education series.
April 19-20. Earth Day work weekend at Swallowtail. April 26-27 weather alternative.
May 24. Before the Mast Benefit Concert. Covert Hall. 7 pm.
July 1. Welcome Centre opens for the summer.
July 5. Lobster roll dinner and music (Fund-raiser). Grand Manan Curling Club. 6-9 pm. Reservations recommended.
July 7. Flag raising at Swallowtail to commemorate the 154th Anniversary. 2 pm weather dependent. Lighthouse Open House.
August 7. “A Tale of Two Lighthouses: The Saved & The Lost” (Swallowtail & Fish Fluke Point). Talk at the Grand Manan Museum. 7:30 pm. Laurie Murison and MJ Edwards.
August 15, 16, 17. International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend. Amateur radio operators set up at lighthouses and light ships around the world and attempt to communicate with each other via Ham Radio. Come join Sterling, Rick and Art at Swallowtail.