In these stay at home/quarantine/lockdown days, you may be starving for extra lighthouse-related entertainment. In that spirit, we are revisiting classic episodes of the USLHS podcast, Light Hearted.
In episode 23, first released on September 2, 2019, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviewed Canadian lighthouse keeper, author, radio personality, and raconteur extraordinaire Chris Mills. Between 1989 and 1997, Chris worked as a light keeper at 11 different light stations in three provinces on both the east and west coasts of Canada. Chris has authored two books: Vanishing Lights and Lighthouse Legacies: Stories of Nova Scotia’s Lightkeeping Families. He was also a founding member of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Chris works for the Canadian Coast Guard as a deckhand on a lifeboat. He’s also had a career as a radio DJ and news announcer. His observational skills, combined with his experience as a light keeper and preservationist, give him a very special perspective on lighthouses, as you’ll hear in this wide ranging and very entertaining interview. If you missed it the first time around you’ll want to listen, and if you heard it the first time you’ll want to hear it again. Use the player below to listen.
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