A fun look at the past and present of the Flying Santa tradition, which was started in 1929 by Maine pilot Bill Wincapaw as a way of showing gratitude to lighthouse keepers and their families. Hosted by lighthouse author and historian Jeremy D’Entremont, this event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Flying Santa and the United States Lighthouse Society.
- Brian Tague, president of Friends of Flying Santa
- Dolly Snow Bicknell, daughter of longtime Santa and historian Edward Rowe Snow
- Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light
- Jeff Gales, executive director of the United States Lighthouse Society
- CWO John Roberts of the U.S. Coast Guard
- Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation
- More guests to be announced (and surprises)
There will also be a giveaway of a unique Flying Santa-related prize
to a lucky participant. (Please note that this is not a children’s
There is no fee to participate, but you must register in advance for this Zoom event.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Saturday, November 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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