The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been busy preparing Hospital Point Light for the holidays. In addition to the six-foot diameter wreath that is usually put up, the lighthouse team also constructed a star that was also placed on the tower. This year the wreath was placed on the street side, instead of the water side of the tower, to enable people walking or driving by to see it. The star, which is over six feet from point to point, was placed on the water side. Both the wreath and the star have lights on them.
In November, the Essex National Heritage Commission announced their "People's Choice Award" winners.
Every year, the Commission presents these awards to Trails & Sails events based on participant feedback. The "People's Choice Awards” represent the top ten events this year as voted on by participants. The Lighthouse Team at Hospital Point Light was selected as one of this year's winners. This year, over 100 event hosts opened their doors and scheduled more than 190 events to connect people to the special places and organizations that comprise the Essex National Heritage Area. The team received a certificate of appreciation for public display.
- Phil Karwowski