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Lighthouses, Fresnel Lenses, and Lens Preservation Lecture

by James Woodward

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7pm

Reception at 6:00pm

Cost: $25 (members), $35 (non-members).

Register Below or call (805) 962-8404 x115
(please register for tickets early to guarantee admittance)

James Woodward, the lampist commissioned by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to disassemble, conserve, restore, and re-assemble the First Order Fresnel Lens from Point Conception Lighthouse will give a presentation on Thursday, June 27th, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the future home of the Point Conception Lens. The talk is titled “Lighthouses, Fresnel Lenses, and Lens Preservation.” Mr. Woodward, who spent over 40 years in the United States Coast Guard, and is one of only five “Lampists” allowed by the Coast Guard to work on these lenses, will discuss the history and development of major aids to navigation, the history of the classical Fresnel lens, and its maintenance and repair. He will also cover the history of lighting, some early lighthouse structures, the architecture of American lights, Fresnel lens and his personal restoration efforts across the United States.

BM1 Guy Langman, Sector Los Angeles and Long Beach, will also speak about the Coast Guard’s role in the maintenance and upkeep of lighthouses.

The presentation will be preceded by reception with the lampist, featuring Deep Sea Winery and catered by Spices N Rice.

Proceeds help support the Point Conception Lighthouse First-Order Fresnel Lens Exhibit.

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