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Light Hearted ep 75 – Sandy Bihn, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society, Ohio

Toledo Harbor Lighthouse was established in 1904 in the western end of Lake Erie, marking the entrance to the Toledo Shipping Channel and the approach to the Port of Toledo on the Maumee River. The buff-colored brick tower has a steel framework, and the total height of the lighthouse is 85 feet. There’s also an… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 75 – Sandy Bihn, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society, Ohio

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Light Hearted special edition – National Lighthouse Day 2020

On this date in 1789, the first Congress approved an act for the establishment of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. Two hundred years later, Congress passed an act that designated August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day. This day is observed at many lighthouses, although Congress has not designated National Lighthouse Day in perpetuity.… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – National Lighthouse Day 2020

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Light Hearted ep 74 – Sue York, Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, Alaska

Eldred Rock is at the north end of Alaska’s Lynn Canal, 55 miles north of the port of Juneau and about 35 miles south of Skagway. Eldred Rock Lighthouse was first lighted on June 1, 1906, as one of four lighthouses in the Lynn Canal. It’s the only remaining example of the wood-frame lighthouses that… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 74 – Sue York, Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, Alaska

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Light Hearted Redux – Episode 9, Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

This episode of the Light Hearted podcast was first released on July 1, 2019. Host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Annie C. Harris, director of Essex Heritage. The non-profit organization promotes the cultural heritage of Essex County, Massachusetts, and owns the Bakers Island Light Station in Salem. In a history segment, Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson continue… Continue reading Light Hearted Redux – Episode 9, Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

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Light Hearted ep 73 – Karen Zacharuk, Keeper at Cape Beale, BC

With local maritime commerce in the area growing, the high cliffs of Cape Beale on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, were surveyed for a lighthouse in the early 1870s. A 31-foot-tall wooden tower was constructed with a powerful second-order lens in the lantern, and the station began service in 1874.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 73 – Karen Zacharuk, Keeper at Cape Beale, BC

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Light Hearted ep 72 – Sean Todd, Mount Desert Rock, Maine

More than 20 miles from the nearest port at Mount Desert Island in Maine, low-lying, wave-swept Mount Desert Rock is only about 17 feet above sea level at its highest point. Congress appropriated $5,000 for a lighthouse on Mount Desert Rock on March 2, 1829, to aid mariners heading to Frenchman and Blue Hill Bays… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 72 – Sean Todd, Mount Desert Rock, Maine

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Light Hearted redux – Episode 8, Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1

This episode was originally released on June 27, 2019. The featured interview is with Casey Moulton of the Braddock Point Lighthouse on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Hilton, New York, a few miles northwest of Rochester. The magnificent Victorian keeper’s house is operated as a bed and breakfast inn. Also, host Jeremy D’Entremont… Continue reading Light Hearted redux – Episode 8, Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1

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Light Hearted ep 71 – John Anderson, Great Duck Island, Maine

This is the first of two episodes focusing on light stations that are owned by the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Great Duck Island is more than 200 acres in size and about nine miles south of the much larger Mount Desert Island. The Lighthouse Board recommended a light station on the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 71 – John Anderson, Great Duck Island, Maine

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Light Hearted Redux: Episode 7, Nick Korstad, Big Bay Point Lighthouse, Michigan; Erin Corra, Lime Liln Lighthouse, Washington.

This episode of Light Hearted was originally released on June 24, 2019. It features two interviews — Nick Korstad, owner of the Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Michigan, and Erin Corra, founder and executive director of the Friends of Lime Kiln Society, stewards of the Lime Kiln Lighthouse in Washington. Also featured… Continue reading Light Hearted Redux: Episode 7, Nick Korstad, Big Bay Point Lighthouse, Michigan; Erin Corra, Lime Liln Lighthouse, Washington.

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Light Hearted ep 70 – Dennis Tardiff, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Pomham Rocks is a tiny island in the Providence River, about 800 feet from the east shore of the Riverside section of East Providence, Rhode Island. With increased shipping traffic heading toward Providence in the 1800s, Pomham Rocks was an obvious place to establish a navigational aid, and funds were appropriated in 1870. A wooden… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 70 – Dennis Tardiff, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island