Light Hearted

Light Hearted Ep 10 – Paul St. Germain, Straitsmouth Island; Eddystone part 3

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse with the twin towers of Thacher Island in the background; photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.
Paul St. Germain

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Paul St. Germain, author/historian and president of the nonprofit Thacher Island Association, about recent progress at Straitsmouth Island Light Station off Rockport on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Tremendous strides have been made in the restoration of the property, which will soon be accessible to the public. Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson continue the exploration of the history of England’s famous Eddystone Light, with a look at the construction of the present (1882) tower, designed by James Douglass. There’s also a discussion of the origins of the famous song The Eddystone Light, with a rendition by the Irish/folk duo Shannachie. And there’s a trivia question with prizes to the first two correct people to answer correctly.

Nineteenth century illustration of the 1882 Eddystone lighthouse, USLHS archives

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