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.
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.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org