New owner for Whaleback Lighthouse
Architect's rendering of new Whaleback location. (LiteHowz Inc.)
The National Park Service, in an unexpected move, selected the proposal from a little-known group called LiteHowz Inc., making them the new owners of Whaleback Lighthouse at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor. Wry Reflections
spoke with LiteHowz representative Bea Esser.
WR: "Why do you think LiteHowz was selected?"
BE: "Because we were able to think outside the box, to come up with a dramatic new approach. The key part of our proposal is to replace the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse on the mainland with Whaleback Lighthouse, making it both accessible and making it a much more interesting experience for visitors. [see architect's rendering] Then we will convert Whaleback ledges to a national marine sanctuary for pinnipeds and other wildlife."
BE: "Oh, sorry, seals."
WR: "Well, congratulations. I hope you will invite us on a tour."
BE: "For sure. You can count on it."
April Fool's Day, 2008
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