“Lighthouse Living” a Special Presentation at Maine Lighthouse Museum, One Park Drive, Rockland on Saturday, October 5, 2013
ROCKLAND – Sometimes dreams do come true.
Three times the Robicheau family thought how wonderful it would be to live the life of lighthouse keepers and three times those wishes became a reality.
Squirrel Point Light and Doubling Point Range Lights, both on the Kennebec River in Arrowsic, Maine, and Plymouth Light, off Duxbury Beach, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, were where the Robicheau family lived their dreams in the 1980s
On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m., at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, the Robicheau family will give a talk about their adventures living at various U.S. Coast Guard light stations. Dodging ice floes in the sometimes treacherous Kennebec River in a tiny peapod or racing a four-wheel van across sand dunes to beat the tides along a four-mile stretch of Duxbury Beach were not meant for everyone. But, for the Robicheaus, it was the way life should be.
Joseph Robicheau, a retired U.S. Coast Guard chief boatswain’s mate, and his wife Leanne, both of Warren, and their daughters, Jennifer Maynard of Rockland, and Michelle Winchenbach of Waldoboro, spent nearly five years tending lighthouses in semi-isolated areas of Maine and Massachusetts.
The couple and their daughter, Michelle, will share their stories and photographs during a presentation. Their slideshow, “Lighthouse Living,” depicts nearly 100 photographs from their days living in the two river lighthouses and one coastal light on Cape Cod Bay
For further information, please contact the Maine Lighthouse Museum at (207) 594-3301. The museum is located at One Park
Drive in Rockland. Parking is available at the Trade Winds Motor Inn across the street. Suggested Donation $5. per person.
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