Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 33 – Pigeon Point, California

Pigeon Point Light Station in April 2015. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse is tied for the tallest lighthouse tower in California at 115 feet, and it’s a favorite of sightseers and photographers. In September of this year, California State Parks officials announced that more than $9 million in state funding will go to the lighthouse for a major renovation that will take place over the next two years.

Joe Rogers (courtesy of Joe Rogers, Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park)

Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont recently spoke with Linda Hitchcock and Joe Rogers of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Linda is managing the restoration project at the district level. Joe is the lead person for the Pigeon Point Interpretive Program, and he is responsible for coordinating the volunteer program at the park. The conversations with Linda and Joe detail the upcoming restoration work as well as what visitors to this spectacular site can expect now and during the planned work projects.

The prison and lighthouse at Alcatraz. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Also featured is a segment with Jeremy and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw chronicling the history of the first lighthouse on the West Coast, on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. In recent years the U.S. Lighthouse Society has been working with the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard for the restoration of Alcatraz Lighthouse.

2 thoughts on “Light Hearted ep 33 – Pigeon Point, California

  1. I HOPE THAT IN THE COMING YEAR THAT YOU MAY HAVE SOME VIDEOS CONSISTING OF VARIOUS GEORGRAPHICAL PLACES, TOURS OF LIGHTHOUSES, AND PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH LIGHTHOUSES. THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS, AND HOPE AT SOME POINT TO SEE VIDEOS AND TOURS OF LIGHTHOUSES, GEOGRAPHY, AND PEOPLE. VIDEOS OF NATURE AND MARITIME WOULD ALSO BE A PLUS. LOVE TO WATCH SHIPS, WHALES, ETC… LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

    1. Thanks very much for your comment. We are looking at the possibility of developing more videos for this site and the USLHS YouTube channel.

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