This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse to the public in September of 1963 after years of restoration work. The lighthouse, now also a museum, was constructed in 1868. Patti Podgers, lighthouse museum curator/manager, says, based on the extensive research she has done, the beacon may boast another distinction…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/N235.mp3|titles=Patti Podgers]
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2013, staff at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum will focus attention on the Duclon family & William Duclon who was stationed at the lighthouse for 35 years…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/N236.mp3|titles=Patti Podgers]
Staff is planning a number of activities for the year, including special theme tours, as well as a few surprises. The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum is located in Peninsula State Park. A state park visitor sticker is needed in order to check out a tour from mid-May through late October.