New owner for Whaleback Lighthouse

Ahoy, matey!

Phil Mataleven

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."

WR: "Pinnipeds?"

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