Light Hearted

Light Hearted redux – Ep 12, Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad of the Nauset Light Preservation Society; Boston Light part 2

This episode of Light Hearted was originally released on July 10, 2019. You can listen with the player below; the entire transcript follows. This was the second of three “Cape Cod Week” episodes. Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Betsy Richards, president of the Nauset Light Preservation Society, and Hawkins Conrad, who was the group’s first president in… Continue reading Light Hearted redux – Ep 12, Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad of the Nauset Light Preservation Society; Boston Light part 2

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 18, 2020

Design Phase Underway for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (NC) Restoration Project The upcoming renovation of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will address a myriad of repairs and upgrades, which range from the marble floors in the entryway, to the light at the top of the 198-foot tall structure. Once the design phase is complete and a contractor has… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 18, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 80 – Hilton Head Rear Range Light, South Carolina; Photo tips with Mike Leonard

Hilton Head Island, part of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region, is widely known for its twelve miles of pristine beaches and its golf courses. The Hilton Head Rear Range Lighthouse overlooks the award-winning Arthur Hills Golf Course at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The range light station was decommissioned in 1932. In the mid-1980s, the lighthouse… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 80 – Hilton Head Rear Range Light, South Carolina; Photo tips with Mike Leonard

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 11, 2020

Huron Island Lighthouse (MI) attracts attention from Congressman Jack Bergman The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association works to the buildings on one of the islands that makes up the Huron National Wildlife Refuge. This week, U.S. Representative Jack Bergman visited the island to see the buildings and to talk about possible ways of securing more… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 11, 2020

News · Preservation

Admiralty Head Lighthouse restoration

Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located in Fort Casey Historical State Park (west of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington), which in turn is located within the 17,000 acres of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, established in 1978.  In January 2020 a major restoration of both the outside and the inside of the lighthouse began; the historic building… Continue reading Admiralty Head Lighthouse restoration

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 79 – Ian Duff, Scottish lighthouse keeper

With its long coastline and about 790 islands, Scotland has been home to a large number of lighthouses. The Northern Lighthouse Board, founded in 1786, currently operates and maintains 206 lighthouses across Scotland and the Isle of Man. Automation of lighthouses began in Scotland as early as 1894, when the Oxcars Light in the River… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 79 – Ian Duff, Scottish lighthouse keeper

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 4, 2020

Round Island Lighthouse (MI) threatened by high water Michigan’s Round Island Lighthouse stands on an uninhabited island in the Straits of Mackinac, where this summer’s historically high water levels of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge. Without more protective riprap to keep the waves at bay, members of the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society are… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 4, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 11 redux – John Geurtsen, Chatham, Cape Cod; Boston Light part 1

In this episode, originally released on July 8, 2019, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews John Geurtsen. He is the vice commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1, which serves the Cape Cod area. John is involved with the public tours of Chatham Lighthouse. Jeremy and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw travel a bit north of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 11 redux – John Geurtsen, Chatham, Cape Cod; Boston Light part 1

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas #5: Daniel Woodbury and Standard Lighthouse Design

There was not much standardization of early American lighthouses. Masonry towers were generally octagonal, but rarely did the same contractor design or build multiple towers. As engineering techniques improved, conical brick towers became feasible. The first real step toward a standardized design came from Winslow Lewis. Around 1820, he developed a simple design for a… Continue reading Bright Ideas #5: Daniel Woodbury and Standard Lighthouse Design