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Light Hearted ep 192 – Lucian Horvat, Valentia Island Lighthouse, Ireland

Valentia Island is on the southwest coast of Ireland, in the southwest part of County Kerry. The island’s lighthouse, built on the grounds of a 17th century fort at Cromwell Point, began service in February 1841. The stone tower stands 49 feet tall, and the adjacent keeper’s house is a concrete building constructed in 1910.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 192 – Lucian Horvat, Valentia Island Lighthouse, Ireland

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Light Hearted ep 191 – Emily Sullivan, Cape Cod Maritime Museum; Terri Knight & Bruce Woodward, Verona Beach NY

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts, focuses on Cape Cod’s rich maritime history, along with boat building, yachting, and nautical art. The museum strives to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy maritime culture through exhibitions, public events, and educational programs. Exhibits focus on the cod fishing industry and whaling, the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 191 – Emily Sullivan, Cape Cod Maritime Museum; Terri Knight & Bruce Woodward, Verona Beach NY

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Light Hearted ep 190 – David Ball, Bob Chessia, Bob Gallagher: Scituate, MA

The town of Scituate, on Boston’s South Shore, developed a significant fishing industry by the late eighteenth century and local citizens petitioned the town’s selectmen for a lighthouse in 1807. A stone tower was built at Cedar Point, and Scituate Lighthouse went into service in April 1812. When the second lighthouse at Minot’s Ledge —… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 190 – David Ball, Bob Chessia, Bob Gallagher: Scituate, MA

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Light Hearted ep 189 – Benn Trask, lighthouses of southeastern Virginia

Benn Trask has more than twenty years of teaching experience, mostly as a middle-school history teacher. He holds an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in history, both from Virginia Tech. Following Virginia Tech, he served as a communications officer in the Marine Corps. In 1987, he returned to graduate school, earning a… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 189 – Benn Trask, lighthouses of southeastern Virginia

News · Tours

First Public Tours of Greens Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut

Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society is partnering with the Norwalk Seaport Association to offer the first public tours of Greens Ledge Lighthouse on Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18. Tickets are available for $60 and depart from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and return at 1 p.m.… Continue reading First Public Tours of Greens Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut

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Auction for Hooper Island Lighthouse begins

U.S. General Services Administration has announced the opening of the online auction sale of the  Hooper Island Lighthouse in Maryland. The federal government is searching for a new steward to purchase the lighthouse, located about four miles west of Middle Hooper Island in the Chesapeake Bay. It is a caisson (“spark-plug”) lighthouse built in 1902.… Continue reading Auction for Hooper Island Lighthouse begins