ADVANCE PURCHASE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
LOBSTER BAKE AND CONCERT - PEMAQUID POINT LIGHTHOUSE
Advance purchase tickets are on sale now for the Town of Bristol Lighthouse Committee's Lobster Bake and Community Picnic fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. Tickets are available, by advance purchase only, at the following local retailers: Hardy Boat Cruises, Hanna's Garage, Bristol Diner, Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe, King Eider's Pub, Serendipity House, Walpole Barn, Anchor Inn and Granite Hall Store. (Tickets also can be purchased in advance, or donations made, by mail directly to the Bristol Lighthouse Committee at P.O. Box 339, Bristol, ME 04539-0339.)
This event is part of the U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG's) "Open Lighthouse Day", and will include a performance by the ever-popular Bath Municipal Band at 1:00 p.m. Advance purchase ticket prices are $20 for a traditional lobster bake, $12 for a hamburger platter, or $5 for the kid's plate (hot dog, chips and a soda). A raffle will be held for prizes to be awarded to ticket-holders. Proceeds from this picnic will support maintenance and preservation of the Town of Bristol's Lighthouse Park and the Fishermen's Museum.
Admission to Bristol's world-famous, seven-acre Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park will be free from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. during the September 12 event.
The Lobster Bake and Community Picnic will honor the importance of the Pemaquid Point Light Station to Bristol's history, and pay homage to the valor and selflessness of the bygone keepers through a special Light Station Keeper's Exhibit at The Fishermen's Museum. In addition, the long heritage of USCG involvement at the light station will be celebrated.
As recently highlighted on ABC News' "Good Morning America" program, this historic light station and its surrounding park features spectacular granite cliffs and volcanic rock. It includes the Keeper's House with its Fishermen's Museum, where displays of local fishing trades and historic lighthouse artifacts, including a rare 1823 Fresnel lens, may be viewed.
Lighthouse Park also features a state-of-the-art weather monitoring station, historic gardens, immaculate picnic areas complete with convenient parking and clean restrooms, the new Learning Center, and the Pemaquid Art Gallery.
The Town of Bristol Parks Commission, along with local volunteers, staffs this local treasure seven days a week. To volunteer at the lighthouse, or for more information about Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park, please check the Bristol Park Commission's website: www.bristolparks.org or email Cerina Leeman at email@example.com .