Light Hearted

Light Hearted special edition – National Lighthouse Day 2020

On this date in 1789, the first Congress approved an act for the establishment of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. Two hundred years later, Congress passed an act that designated August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day. This day is observed at many lighthouses, although Congress has not designated National Lighthouse Day in perpetuity.

Boston Light Station, the first in North America, was established in 1716.
Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

For this special edition of the podcast, host Jeremy D’Entremont plays some clips from the interviews in past episodes. Topics include, “What do you love about your lighthouse work?” and “What makes lighthouses so special?

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