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Light Hearted ep 141 – Paul Elias, Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts

The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands that extend about 16 miles to the southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. There are seven major islands in the chain. Naushon Island is the largest at 7.4 square miles. Tarpaulin Cove, on the east side of the island, was a place where… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 141 – Paul Elias, Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 15, 2021

2021 New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge this weekend The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is an annual event that takes place the third weekend of October each year.  The challenge is to visit ten land-based lighthouses, three lifesaving stations, one museum, one virtual site, and the Lighthouse Society of New Jersey site over the two-day weekend.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 15, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 140 – Alex Parry, Cape Otway, Australia

Cape Otway Lighthouse — in southern Victoria, Australia, about 50 miles southwest of Melbourne — is nicknamed the “Beacon of Hope.”  For thousands of immigrants in the 1800s, Cape Otway was the first sight of land after leaving Europe, Asia, and North America. It’s the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Australian mainland and it’s also considered… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 140 – Alex Parry, Cape Otway, Australia

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Light Hearted ep 139 – Dennis Kennedy, Marblehead, Ohio

Funds were appropriated for a lighthouse at the entrance to Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie in 1819, and the limestone tower went into service in 1822. It was originally known as the Sandusky Light; the name Marblehead came into use later. The tower was raised 15 feet to its present height of 65 feet in… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 139 – Dennis Kennedy, Marblehead, Ohio

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 1, 2021

Nubble Lighthouse (ME) restoration nears completion Restoration specialist Jim Leslie has worked on over 21 lighthouses, including sites up and down the Maine coast, such as Whaleback, Boon Island and Monhegan Island. But none of those other projects has been as fulfilling, he said, as working on his hometown beacon: Nubble Lighthouse. The J.B. Leslie Company has completed the fourth phase of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 1, 2021

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Lighthouse art show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Seacoast artist Debbie Mueller will be presenting an “All Lighthouse” show of her original oil paintings at the Kennedy Gallery from November 5-November 30, 2021.  The show is titled Beacon in recognition of the function of our lighthouses, and how they also metaphorically represent guidance, illumination, clarity, and protection. Mueller is an award-winning… Continue reading Lighthouse art show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Light Hearted ep 138 – Bessida Cauthorne White, the Stingray Point (VA) “contraband,” and Donald S. Murray, “For the Safety of All”(Scottish lights)

Stingray Point Lighthouse in Virginia, built in 1858, marked a dangerous shoal at the mouth of the Rappahannock River. In 1861, six enslaved men used the lighthouse – which was abandoned during the Civil War — as a safe house while waiting to catch a Union ship that would allow them to escape slavery. Bessida… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 138 – Bessida Cauthorne White, the Stingray Point (VA) “contraband,” and Donald S. Murray, “For the Safety of All”(Scottish lights)

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 24, 2021

London’s only lighthouse will beam once more London’s only lighthouse — at Trinity Buoy Wharf near Canning Town — will emit a beam, for the first time since it closed for duty in the late 19th century. Sonic Ray is an installation by Artangel that will project a beam from the lighthouse, across the river… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 24, 2021