Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 30 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, pt 2

In part two of Jeremy D’Entremont’s two-part interview with Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light Station on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Sally discusses Sammy the Boston Light Dog, subject of a children’s book that Sally wrote. Sally and Jeremy then share some of the ghost stories of America’s oldest light station. Sally tells… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 30 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, pt 2

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Lighthouse News of the Week

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge this weekend, Oct. 19-20 This weekend you can visit 10 participating lighthouses, three life-saving stations, and one museum, while supporting the ongoing preservation of these historic beacons, during the 20th annual Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20. All participating sites are open during the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Light Hearted ep 29 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, part 1

In 1989, the U.S. Coast Guard was planning for Boston Light on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor to be the last light station in the United States to be automated and destaffed. Instead, Congress mandated that the station be operated and staffed permanently by the Coast Guard. In 2003, the active duty Coast Guard… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 29 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, part 1

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Light Hearted Ep 28 – Point San Luis, California; Heceta Head B&B, Oregon; Emily Maitland Fish, “the Socialite Keeper”

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Jack San Filippo, program manager for the Point San Luis Lighthouse on the central California coast. The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, a dedicated group of preservationists established in 1995, have brought the building back to life as one of the prettiest lighthouses on California’s central coast. Jeremy… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 28 – Point San Luis, California; Heceta Head B&B, Oregon; Emily Maitland Fish, “the Socialite Keeper”

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Light Hearted Ep 27 – Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island; Kittery Historical Museum; Keeper Horace Arnold

In this episode host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Eric and Fran Chetwynd of the Swans Island Lighthouse Committee in Maine about the restoration of the 1872 Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse. The still-active automated light is still maintained by Coast Guard aids to navigation personnel, while the light station became the property of the Town of Swans… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 27 – Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island; Kittery Historical Museum; Keeper Horace Arnold