This past July, I was fortunate enough to be in Hull, MA during the annual Harbor Illumination. It is a beautiful ceremony and the orange summer sky provided a magical setting. We walked down to the A Street Pier and saw the ceremony commence with a row boat holding a bagpiper playing haunting music as it came closer to shore. As soon as darkness fell, flares simultaneously lit up the entire shoreline from the Spinnaker Island Bridge to the A Street Pier where we were standing. Anyone could be a volunteer flare lighter and could also purchase a flare in honor of a person or event. The proceeds from the flare purchases went towards the restoration of the Point Allerton Coast Guard Station's building in Hull.