Lighting the Way - The Lighthouse Crawl

Vol. XXI No. 3 - Winter 2010

On the balmy, and nearly rainless, Sunday, October 24th afternoon, six trolley loads of visitors stopped by the museum for refreshments, and to take a quick glance at our new exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the Edgewater Community Council, before continuing on their way.

The free 5-mile Lighthouse Crawl, was organized by ECC for residents to see 24 individually decorated lighthouses that served as the symbol of the year long celebration, and to hear historic commentary by trolley docents Bob Remer and Tiffany Middleton.

A score of crisply dressed and attentive Rickover Academy students helped the museum docents Barb Strauss and Pat Duffy to welcome our visitors.

EHS printed the community self guided tour guide in conjunction with the ECC. A special web site was set up to promote the event, and guidebooks can be downloaded for free from

The website also has a photo slide show of all the decorated lighthouses.

The EHS lighthouse was designed by Kathy Gemperle and Elisabeth Szegho, with big assists from Tom Murphy and Thom Greene. It stands at the corner of Ashland and Balmoral, depicting historic photos and postcards of Edgewater.