In part two of Jeremy D’Entremont’s two-part interview with Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light Station on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Sally discusses Sammy the Boston Light Dog, subject of a children’s book that Sally wrote. Sally and Jeremy then share some of the ghost stories of America’s oldest light station.
Sally tells what it’s like on Little Brewster Island in bad storms, and talks about her favorite parts of island life. The recent storm damage and the future of public tours on the island is discussed.
Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson also review the history of fog signals on Little Brewster Island, beginning with the 1719 fog cannon — the first fog signal on the North American continent.
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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