Saturday, November 29, 2014

Deer Hunting in the Poconos

"Glory be, it is finally getting to be deer hunting season. Months of waiting have Pennsylvania deer hunters’ enthusiasm piqued. Now, though, it is time for some serious planning. Our goal here is to provide as much information as possible to help you in this planning. We will be examining information that points to the best deer hunting in the commonwealth, and in every corner of the commonwealth." -Game and Fish Magazine

Read more: Game and Fish Magazine


Saturday, November 22, 2014


Since Thanksgiving is less than a week away, all of us here at Lighthouse Harbor Marina would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


"Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Also, there are reports that the original Thanksgiving proclamation was signed by George Washington. As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.

The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow) and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought." - Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Average Temperatures for Lake Wallenpaupack

Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular vacation destination with many activities on and around the lake, such as boating, parasailing, fishing, hiking, annual festivals, and much more. With all the activities available, it's a good idea to know what kind of weather to expect for your trip. Here are some interesting weather facts for the Lake Wallenpaupack area. You can find more information on average temperatures and precipitation month by month here.

  • On average, July is the warmest month.
  • 100° F in 1936 is the highest recorded temperature.
  • On average, January is the coldest month.
  • -31° F in 1994 is the coldest recorded temperature.
  • June has the highest precipitation average.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Welcome to the new Lake Wallenpaupack Blog!

Lighthouse Harbor Marina is now hosting and managing the Lake Wallenpaupack Blog.  This blog will be about the Lake Wallenpaupack and Pocono region of Pennsylvania in general including information, things to do, places to go, beautiful pictures and maybe even a boat or two.


Join us over the coming days and weeks as we transform into a wonderful social and informational site about this area we love to call home.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Used Boats - 2011 Mariah R 23 For Sale - LighthouseHarbor.com

Lighthouse Harbor Marina prides itself on a quality selection of used and pre-owned boats. Our on-site service department inspects every trade-in model and we provide full disclosure, hours and history to our customers.

Click the icon below to view our entire inventory of used boats.


Our featured used boat is this beautiful 2011 Mariah R 23 bow-rider with a tandem axle aluminum venture bunk trailer. It only has 116 hours, has only had one owner, and has only ever been on our freshwater lake in Pennsylvania.

The exterior and interior are in great shape and options include snap-in carpets, rear facing spotter seat, stern cooler, in-floor storage compartment, cockpit table, depth sounder, Jensen CD head unit, and black bow and cockpit covers which are in excellent condition. This Mariah R 23 is powered by a MerCruiser 5.0L MPI CAT ALPHA 260 HP inboard/outboard.


Here are the specifications for this boat:

  • Length 23'
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Weight 4000 lbs
  • Hours 116
  • Fuel Capacity 53 Gal.
  • Seating Capacity 11
  • Horse Power 260 HP

Are you thinking about waiting until spring to buy a boat to avoid winter storage fees?

WAIT NO MORE...If you purchase a boat at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, we will store it for the remainder of this winter season for FREE!

Visit our website, LighthouseHarbor.com, or call us today for all the details! (570) 857-0220

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring Our Veterans


Observed on November 11th, Veterans Day is a federal holiday that honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended, which is why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th. Differing from Memorial Day, which remembers those who have died while serving, Veterans Day celebrates all U.S. military veterans.

On behalf of Lighthouse Harbor Marina, we would like to say thank you to all who have served!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Mayflower - Thanksgiving Feast


The Mayflower, the iconic ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World, set sail from Plymouth, England carrying 102 passengers and approximately 30 crewmembers in September 1620. Wine and dry goods were the ship’s usual cargo; however, her journey this time was to bring her passengers to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life. With many of those aboard being Protestant Separatists, or “Saints” as they called themselves, they hoped to begin a new church.

Only 53 passengers and half the crew survived the first winter by living onboard the Mayflower. In April 1621, she sailed back to England while the colonists moved ashore. Without the help of the native people, none of the colonists would have endured the harsh weather. More than half of them died from malnutrition, disease, and exposure.

With the help of Samoset, an English-speaking Pawtuxet, the Pilgrims shaped an alliance with the local Wampanoag. They were taught to hunt, gather, and grow food. When the next summer ended, they celebrated their first successful harvest with a thanksgiving festival that went on for three days. Today we still honor this feast every year.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Newly Arrived 2015 Bennington Pontoons - LighthouseHarbor.com

BRAND NEW 2015 Bennington Pontoons have JUST ARRIVED at Lighthouse Harbor Marina! Click the pictures below to get more information on each boat.

main2015 Bennington 18 SLX powered by a YAMAHA 60 HP 4 Stroke Engine.

main2015 Bennington 21 SLX powered by a YAMAHA 115 HP 4 Stroke Engine.

main2015 Bennington 2375 RL powered by a YAMAHA 200 HP 4 Stroke Engine.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2014 Monterey M5 Tower - LighthouseHarbor.com


This 2014 Monterey M5 sport boat is beautiful with it's wakeboard tower with Bimini top. It's powered by a MerCruiser 300 HP Engine Bravo III. The bow and cockpit covers are included to keep your bow filler cushions and snap-in carpet clean and safe. It also features a stereo upgrade package with a stern mounted stereo remote, battery charger with deck plug, and dual battery switch.

The M5 also features a fire extinguishing system, GPS chart plotter, and a swim platform inlay.

Here are some specifications for this Monterey M5:

  • Length Overall 25' 10"
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Horse Power 300 HP
  • Fuel Capacity 80 Gal.
  • Dry Weight 5200 lbs
  • Deadrise 20 Deg.

For more information, call or stop by Lighthouse Harbor Marina!