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Light Hearted ep 124 – Marlene O’Connell Russell, Cape Bonavista in Newfoundland, Canada

Listen to the podcast with this player: The Bonavista Peninsula is on the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada, separating Trinity Bay to the south from Bonavista Bay to the north. At the peninsula’s northeastern tip is the headland known as Cape Bonavista. It’s believed that the navigator Giovanne Caboto, better known as John Cabot, may… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 124 – Marlene O’Connell Russell, Cape Bonavista in Newfoundland, Canada

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 18, 2021

Wanted: Buyer for Penfield Reef Lighthouse, Connecticut The U.S. General Services Administration is again trying to auction off the Penfield Reef Lighthouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 51-foot-tall, octagonal structure and two-story, 1,568-square-foot keeper’s quarters mark the submerged reef that extends southeast from Fairfield Beach into Long… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 18, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 123 – Caroline Taylor, Signal Tower Museum and Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland

Listen to the podcast using this player: Wave-swept Bell Rock Lighthouse, about five miles from Arbroath in southeastern Scotland, was designed by the engineer Robert Stevenson of the famous Stevenson family of engineers. The granite tower, first lighted in 1811, was built so well that none of it has needed to be repaired or replaced… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 123 – Caroline Taylor, Signal Tower Museum and Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 11, 2021

Former Split Rock Lighthouse (MN) manager Lee Radzak releases new book on his career Lee Radzak began working as the resident historic site manager at Split Rock Lighthouse in 1982. He worked there for more than 30 years, and is sharing the stories of his experience. The View from Split Rock Lighthouse: A Lighthouse Keeper’s… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 11, 2021

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Episode 121 – From the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, the waterways of coastal Georgia, from the St. Marys River in the south to the Savannah River in the north, were a vital part of the state’s economy. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast is the eleventh book by William Rawlings. He’s been the recipient… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 25

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Episode 116 – Pater Noster Lighthouse, off the west coast of Sweden, is operated as a small hotel. The lighthouse hotel has formed a partnership with the Göteborg Film Festival. Because of COVID restrictions, this year’s 11-day festival was held digitally, with about 70 films and premiere screenings every night. This year the festival organizer’s… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 24

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Special edition: The Titanic Memorial Lighthouse stands today near the buildings of the South Street Seaport Museum, at the corner of Fulton and Pearl streets at the southern end of Manhattan. From 1913 to 1968, it was a familiar sight in its location atop the Seaman’s Church Institute, overlooking the East River. The cornerstone for… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 23

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Light Hearted ep 122 – Elena Hansteensen, Littleisland Lighthouse, Norway

Listen with this player: Litløy fyr, on a small island off the northwest coast of Norway, was first lit in October 1912. For a time, it was the second most powerful lighthouse in Norway. The lighthouse was electrified in 1959 and then automated in 1991. Staff remained at the light station to maintain the property… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 122 – Elena Hansteensen, Littleisland Lighthouse, Norway

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 4, 2021

You can purchase the 19th-century Portage River (Jacobsville) Lighthouse on Lake Superior (MI) Originally built in 1869 and renovated in 1963, this lighthouse on one of the Great Lakes is any Michigander’s dream come true. This is only the second time that the historic Jacobsville Lighthouse has been made available for purchase to the public.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 4, 2021

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Light Hearted episode 121 – William Rawlings, “Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast”

From the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, the waterways of coastal Georgia, from the St. Marys River in the south to the Savannah River in the north, were a vital part of the state’s economy. Georgia’s barrier islands are home to five existing lighthouses, each with its own unique style and history. Lighthouses of… Continue reading Light Hearted episode 121 – William Rawlings, “Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast”