The Rehoboth Beach Museum will host William “Red” Moulinier for a program on the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12.
Moulinier has been involved with the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation since 2002. As foundation president since 2012, he has been instrumental in securing funding and managing the construction of the new dock at the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. The new dock revitalized restoration efforts in 2017, and tours resumed in 2018. For his efforts, Moulinier was inducted into the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame in 2018. The lighthouse foundation continues its preservation, restoration and educational efforts.
The Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse is built on the ocean end of the outer Delaware Breakwater at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, just off Cape Henlopen. It was built to function with the Delaware Breakwater East End Light in order to mark the National Harbor of Refuge. Moulinier will present a video record of the ongoing efforts of the foundation to preserve this historic lighthouse. The foundation is an all-volunteer organization that serves as caretaker of the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse.
Space may be limited, so reservations are required. To ensure a space, call 302-227-7310. The program is free for members. A $5 donation is suggested for nonmembers.
The museum is at 511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. There is free parking, and the museum is handicapped-accessible. For more information, go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.