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Tails of Lighthouses on the Maine Coast


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California Closing 70 Parks to Save a Few Million - Watch Video



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Buzzards Bay - Vineyard Sound Lighthouse Cruise

October 1, 2011 A joint fundraising event sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundaton & Friends fo Flying Santa

Join the American Lighthouse Foundation and Friends of Flying Santa on a cooperative fundraising lighthouse cruise of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

This unique 6-hour cruise will sail to 10 Massachusetts lighthouses: Palmer Island, Butler Flats, Clarks Point, Gay Head, Tarpaulin Cove, Nobska Point, Cleveland Ledge, Wing's Neck, Bird Island and Ned's Point. This is a rare opportunity to see these historic off-shore lighthouses up-close as well as the picturesque Elizabeth Islands. Our narrator for the day will be renowned lighthouse author and historian Jeremy D'Entremont.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Most Beautiful Place in America

WASHINGTON – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the Most Beautiful Place in America by viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America today. Online voters selected the park from a list of ten finalists, all of them recently featured on the show.

Jim Madole of Grand Rapids, Mich., nominated the park – 71,000 acres that includes towering dunes, woods and trails along the shore of Lake Michigan – as the most beautiful place in America: "It is peaceful and serene, a place for gazing out into the world, night or day, and realizing that the universe is truly a magical, majestic mystery, and humans are just a very small part of it all," he wrote in his submission. "Here at Sleeping Bear, I sit in awe and wonder at the perfection of Mother Nature."

Word of the national tribute – and Madole’s prose – drew a smile from National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is something of a hidden gem in the national park system. It’s off the beaten path and perhaps not as well known as some other national parks. Jim describes perfectly why Americans have set it aside for the enjoyment of this and future generations.”

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Gulf of Mexico struggles on oil spill anniversary (3:55)

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