Joe's volunteer service to the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Historical Society spanned many years. During twelve of those years he selflessly and tirelessly served as president of the society. The society's visitors center is filled with gifts, artifacts, photos, historical records, references, audio and video equipment and other valuables too numerous to mention. Most of which Joe had a hand in. He did an enormous amount of research to obtain information about the lighthouse keepers and had a bronze plaque made in their honor. Joe was passionate about his love of Tibbetts Point Lighthouse and assisted other lighthouse preservation efforts. Joe's tenure as president was a period of time during which major progress was made on restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse and fog horn building. It was also a time when many public events, fund raising activities and decisions took place. In summary, Joe was, and will always remain, Mr. Tibbetts Point Lighthouse to those who understood and appreciated his efforts to restore a facility that was on the brink of ruins to what is is now.