Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 240 – Bob Trapani: Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station on Swans Island, Maine, is one of the sites participating in Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Maine Open Lighthouse Day is a popular annual event that’s sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism, and the American Lighthouse Foundation. It attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about more than a dozen historic Maine lights. The event takes place on the second Saturday in September each year. About 20 lighthouse sites will be part of the event on Saturday, September 9, 2023, along with the Maine Lighthouse Museum and the Maine Maritime Museum.

On Maine Open Lighthouse Day, visitors get the rare opportunity to climb Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Bob Trapani Jr. is the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation. In this conversation, Bob and Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont discuss each of the sites participating in this year’s event. Also discussed is a recent lightning strike at a popular Maine lighthouse.

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