Mystery of the White Lighthouse Roof

Several individuals have been curious about the whiteappearance of the lighthouse red roof. If you look closely at the picture you will see who is responsible! It has washed out some over the winter but still looks quite white. 

Spring is here. It is that time again to turn our thoughts to the lighthouse. Chipping and painting, window replacements and replacing the walls inside the lighthouse that were removed many years ago, are some of the projects that will help to restore the structure.

What we need, of course, is manpower and finances.The more people willing to donate their time to help, or if someone knows of other organizations that are willing to donate time and manpower, we could reach our goal much quicker.

On the financial side, it takes money to buy the materials. Our fundraisers basically keep the year to year expenses paid. We apply for every grant that we can. But that is time consuming. And we are compet- ing with other organizations for the limited amount of funds available. If you, our members, know of
any grants that ALRPS does not know about, please contact us.

ALRPS also has lighthouse merchandise for sale. Desk calendars, wine glasses, coasters, hats, shirts, patch- es, pins and other items are available. (see sidebar for merchandise)

Finally, ALRPS always needs help at our fundraising events.  

In Memoriam 

Earlier this year, we lost our oldest Lighthouse Society member, Dixon Greenwood. Dixon was 99 years old when he left this life for a better one. Over the years, he served on many committees in a variety of organizations such as the United Way, Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus and the Amateur Radio Club of Ashtabula. 

He was a scoutmaster for many years and was employed for 32 years at the Metals Division of Union Carbide Corporation as supervisor of operations and safety engineer. Dixon was active in the Ashtabula County Safety Council which established the Dixon Greenwood Award. This award is presented annually to a qualified individual or company who best contributes to the mission of health and safety in their company. 

Dixon always had a ready smile and a willing hand. He, along with his son Gerald contributed generously to the mission of the society. 

July 15, 2017 Annual Fish Fry  2 pm-7 pm
Lakeshore Park Main Pavillion, Ashtabula, OH

$10 donation per dinner

Fish or Shrimp, Baked Potato or French Fries, Coleslaw, Roll, Butter and Beverage

Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and Live Music.

Consider becoming a member (see side panel for more information)

2018 Ashtabula Lighthouse Desk Calendars will be available at the Fish Fry. If you would like to preorder, e-mail

Please plan on attending! see Star Beacon article on sidebar about this event.

Other Events Spotlighting "The Light"

Beach Glass Festival  June 24-25

Wine and Walleye Festival (Bridge Street) July 29-30

Uncorked Wine Festival (Lakeshore Park) Aug 26-27

April Membership Campaign

Our yearly membership campaign is now in full swing. Your continued support would be most appreciated. As costs keep rising, we remain on the lookout for new funding opportunities. However, your member- ship dues help with the cost of insurance, communication and maintenance of our workboat and floatation docking system as well as funding needed repairs out at the light. Our membership levels have not changed. We also request that you invite your family and friends to join us as we work to restore this historic landmark. Please consider joining the society (see sidebar for membership form).

Thank you for your support! 

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