Retired Rear Admiral Daniel R. May graduated with a degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1979. He spent more than three decades working on many lighthouse-related projects from the Carolinas to Maine.
In part two of this two-part interview, Dan talks about more lighthouses he worked on, including Plum Island in New York, Watch Hill in Rhode Island, Mount Desert Rock in Maine, Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire, and Lynde Point in Connecticut. Also discussed is his work on buoy-related projects, and his involvement with Friends of Plum Island Light in his home city of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
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