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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 30, 2020

Emergency crews help two people stranded at Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse (MA) after their boat drifted Emergency crews assisted two people who became stranded at a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay after their boat drifted on Thursday. Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force and additional agencies responded to the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse around 7:40 p.m., where they removed… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 30, 2020

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The Rockland Breakwater and its lighthouse as you’ve never seen it – New book by Bob Trapani, Jr.

“Maine’s Rockland Breakwater in all of its 4,364 feet of granite glory is a spectacular sight and experience for first-time visitors. But, like all landmarks frequently visited, it can fade into the background of everyday life, until a photography book comes along to remind you just how majestic it is—and always has been.” Click here… Continue reading The Rockland Breakwater and its lighthouse as you’ve never seen it – New book by Bob Trapani, Jr.

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Celebrate Halloween by Exploring New England’s Haunted Lighthouses!

A presentation by Jeremy D’Entremont on Saturday October 31, 4:00 PM Eastern Time; 1:00 PM Pacific TimeLighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a dark side. Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies… Continue reading Celebrate Halloween by Exploring New England’s Haunted Lighthouses!

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 86 – Rick Ziegler, Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, Photo Tips with Mike Leonard

In 1825, an act of Congress authorized the building of a breakwater off of Cape Henlopen in Delaware to create a protected harbor. The new harbor that was created was called the National Harbor of Refuge. In 1907 a lighthouse at the southern end of the outer breakwater went into service. The original structure was… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 86 – Rick Ziegler, Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, Photo Tips with Mike Leonard

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 23, 2020

WWII-era bomb washes up near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC Unexploded ordnance that washed up Thursday morning on the beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach Access parking area was detonated on Friday. Described as a 100-pound aerial bomb from around the time of World War II, officials say it has been buried deep inside… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 23, 2020

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas #7: Postbellum Evolution Of The Standard Brick Lighthouse Plan

The Civil War was an important event in the history of lighthouse design. Many Southern lighthouses that would otherwise have been in service for a long time, probably even standing today, were destroyed during the conflict. The need to rebuild created new opportunities to innovate and improve. The lighthouse engineers of the 1850s had nearly… Continue reading Bright Ideas #7: Postbellum Evolution Of The Standard Brick Lighthouse Plan

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 85 – Italian historian/author Annamaria Mariotti

Annamaria Mariotti was born in Camogli, in northern Italy, and she still lives and works there. She is the author of many books, articles, and stories related to the sea. Her passion for lighthouses began with the Capo Sandalo Lighthouse on the Italian island of San Pietro and with the Lighthouse of Genoa. She’s visited… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 85 – Italian historian/author Annamaria Mariotti

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 16, 2020

Hudson River Lighthouse and Fall Foliage Boat Tours (New York) Explore the historic lighthouses and stunning landscapes of the Hudson River on a scenic boat ride! Aboard the Solaris, you can discover wildlife, dive into the industrial history of Rondout Creek, hear spooky legends of the river on a candle-lit tour, or simply enjoy a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 16, 2020

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Dunkirk Lighthouse (NY) offering history and haunts

Dunkirk Light, also known as Point Gratiot Light, is an active lighthouse located at Point Gratiot on Lake Erie in New York state. The lighthouse was established in 1826 and the current tower was first lit in 1875. The lighthouse was automated in 1960 and is still operational. A retired teacher, “Lighthouse Dave” has been… Continue reading Dunkirk Lighthouse (NY) offering history and haunts