Land Harbor - Harbor Lights

In 1972, CCC published the first newsletter, “Harbor Lights.” This name was the result of a contest to name the newsletter. Ann Marsh and Mitch Wiles both submitted the name “Harbor Lights” and split the $25 prize awarded by CCC.

After the property owners bought Land Harbor, they continued publishing the newsletter. On September 2, 1977, the first “Harbor Lights” under the new ownership was issued. In the few days between August 27 and September 2, Charles Wilson, President of POA, wrote and mimeographed the first issue.

Thereafter, POA issued occasional information sheets, some printed and some mimeographed, to keep the membership up-to-date on current developments. Only a few copies of these publications still exist, but all were issued under the title, “Harbor Lights.”

“Harbor Lights” in its present format was published on August 12, 1982. At that time it was the sole instrument of POA.

On August 8, 1982, LHDA issued a “Newsletter.” Only two issues of the LHDA “Newsletter” have been found. In 1984, POA and LHDA agreed to join in the publication of “Harbor Lights” and both organizations were listed on the masthead. With the dissolution of LHDA in 1987, “Harbor Lights” again became the sole responsibility of POA, and LHDA was dropped from the masthead.

During the early 1980s, “Harbor Lights” became the platform for rather vicious attacks among the various groups vying for control of LHDA and POA. It was finally decided that only factual information could be printed and that no opinions or editorial comments could be printed. This decision still stands and “Harbor Lights” is a better publication because of it.

Though “Harbor Lights” is the official publication of POA, it is produced and distributed by volunteers and paid for, in part, by advertisements. The POA Staff provides the address labels and other assistance as needed.