If you have not already viewed these wonderful videos on Facebook, I encourage you to take a look. Documentary-style filmmaker Robert Apse follows modern-day keepers in New England including Jeremy D’Entremont at Portsmouth Harbor, NH; Ford Reiche at Halfway Rock, ME; Paul St. Germain at Thacher Island, MA; and Bob Trapani at Owls Head, ME. These beautiful videos are showcased with other New England topics at Wandergroove.com.
The first video in the lighthouse keeper series is below. The others will automatically follow. To see the full playlist, click the upper left corner.
Many thanks to filmmaker Robert Aspe and Marmoset for documenting stories of lighthouse preservation.
Submitted by Candace Clifford, December 29, 2016
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.
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Great videography and narration. Thanks for sharing.