Jim Pope, who was a Coast Guard light keeper at Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, 1960-62, passed away on September 8. Here is an edited 2018 interview with Jim conducted by videographer Jim White and USLHS historian Jeremy D’Entremont, recorded at the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum.
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