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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 27, 2020

New Point Loma (CA) Lighthouse restored, VLB-44 optic optic installed San Diego’s Old Point Loma Lighthouse, established in 1855, is a major tourist attraction in the Cabrillo National Monument. Because it was often obscured by low clouds, it was replaced by a cast-iron skeletal tower on lower ground in 1891. The ironwork for the new… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 27, 2020

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Episode 41 – St. Marks is a small city on Florida’s gulf coast. A light station at St, Marks, Florida’s second, began service in 1831. Today, St. Marks Light Station is located within the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the conservation, education,… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 9

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Episode 36 –Bahamian Lighthouses have been operated by the Port Department of The Bahamas since independence from Great Britain in 1973. The traditional hand-powered technology in the Elbow Reef Lighthouse is maintained by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society. The buildings at the Elbow Reef Light Station, as well as the surrounding Hope Town community, were… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 8

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Episode 31 – It’s estimated that there are 15 United States lightships left in existence today. Some are in museums and others are in private hands. The Lightship Chesapeake is a museum ship owned by the National Park Service and operated by Historic Ships in Baltimore. Greg Krawczyk, lead maintenance volunteer for the Lightship Chesapeake… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 7

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Episode 26 – The featured interview is the award-winning maritime historian Eric Jay Dolin. Eric has written thirteen books and more than 60 articles on American history. The book that’s discussed at length in the Light Hearted interview is Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, published in 2016. C. Douglas Kroll, Sea History Magazine, wrote of Brilliant… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 6

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Episode 21 – Ford Reiche has been an attorney and an entrepreneur. He has acquired and restored several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including his most recent project, a railroad station in Yarmouth. The subject of the interview in this episode of Light Hearted is his amazing restoration of Halfway Rock Lighthouse, far out… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 5

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Episode 16 – Host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Josh Liller, Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Florida. Josh gives numerous presentations related to local history in the Jupiter area throughout the year. In a history segment, Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson discuss the vital 1843… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 4