This site is for folks who love lighthouse history.

I am a lighthouse historian who researches lighthouses in the National Archives and writes books about them with my Mom, Mary Louise Clifford.

Conducting research in the National Archives since 2001, I have developed finding aids for records on lighthouses and lifesaving stations as well as a list of other resources for researchers and educators.

As historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society since 2016, I maintain a News blog for topics of interest to both lighthouse history enthusiasts and professionals. Click on the “Research” category to see posts relating to research topics.

My company name is Cypress Communications.  Please direct any questions to candace@lighthousehistory.info

~ J. Candace Clifford