In this episode, the tables are turned on U.S Lighthouse Society historian and Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont as he is interviewed by his friend Bob Trapani, executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation. This is part one of two parts. Among the subjects discussed are Jeremy’s nearly 40 years researching, writing about, and photographing lighthouses, as well as his work in the field of lighthouse preservation.
Jeremy began writing articles on lighthouse history in the 1990s and his first of more than 20 books — The Lighthouses of Connecticut — was published in 2005. Jeremy is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and he founded Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses in 2001 as a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.
He has served as the historian of the U.S. Lighthouse Society since 2019. This podcast was launched in June of that year. Jeremy has also been involved in many USLHS video productions, virtual events, and the Society’s domestic and international tours.
Jeremy lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife, Charlotte Raczkowski.
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