David Zapatka | Vermont Stars and Lights

The Stars and Lights project began in the fall of 2013 with a simple photographic study of an unassuming lighthouse near our Rhode Island home. It grew into a collection of well over 100 lighthouses throughout the Northeast as far west as Buffalo, as Far East as the US-Canadian border in Lubec, Maine, and as far south as Cape May, New Jersey. Along the way was wonderful cooperation from private landowners, US Coast Guard personnel, local city and town officials from mayors to managers to harbormasters. It's been a great four years and by Thanksgiving 2017 the first book "Stars and Lights: The Darkest of Dark Nights" should be released in time to make a great Christmas gift. As a New England state Vermont as the second fewest active lighthouses with four though if you consider all of Lake Champlain to be part of the state you'd then have to add several more. But the border runs through the middle of the lake and any to the west are in NY State. The US Coast Guard patrols the lake for safety and security and over the last decade have relit six of the lighthouses on the lake, a show of the commitment to the maritime history of the lighthouses. Any ion these images are available directly from me through email at dazapper316@hotmail.com
Windmill PointBurlington NorthBurlington South Rising MoonIsle la Motte TowerIsle la MotteIsle la Motte portraitWindmill Point PortraitBurlington North Portrait