Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 12 – Nauset Light, Cape Cod; Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad; Boston Light part 2

Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham, Massachusetts. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

Join host Jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw for the second of three “Cape Cod Week” episodes. Jeremy interviews Betsy Richards, president of the Nauset Light Preservation Society, and Hawkins Conrad, who was the group’s first president in its formative days in the 1990s.

Early illustration of Boston Light Station, USLHS archives.

Michelle and Jeremy discuss more of the early history of the oldest lighthouse on the North American continent, Boston Light in Boston Harbor, including the 1719 fog cannon.

And there’s a trivia contest; the first two listeners to get the right answers will win prizes. Congratulations to Dwight Berry and Olivia Bell, winners of the trivia contest in the last episode. The question was — “What was the name of the male slave who lived at Boston Light with the first keeper?” And the answer was Shadwell.

2 thoughts on “Light Hearted ep 12 – Nauset Light, Cape Cod; Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad; Boston Light part 2

  1. This is a wonderful description of Nauset Lighthouse. I am a volunteer tour guide and actually learned some additional facts. Betsy and Hawk did a great job and thank you, Jeremy, for highlighting (no pun!) our local icon.

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