Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 249 – A family sails to lighthouses in Long Island Sound; a Florida lighthouse historian’s journey in Maine

The Povyshevs family with their 34-foot sailboat Ellls in the background. L to R: Valeriia, Anna, Stanislav, and Darina.

This episode is dedicated to the simple pleasure of visiting lighthouses. The guests in the first interview are Anna Povyshevs (also known as Anna Fox) and her daughter Valeriia (Val). Anna is originally from Ukraine and Val was born there.

Along with Anna’s husband and another younger daughter, the family has been sailing from their home port in Stamford, Connecticut, on a mission to photograph all the lighthouses in Long Island Sound. In addition to their sailing adventures in Long Island Sound, the family has traveled widely in New York state and elsewhere, and they have a website detailing their travels – Val has written an article for Windcheck – click here.

Josh Liller

The second interview is Josh Liller, the historian and collections manager at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Florida. Josh is the author of the book The Florida Lighthouse Trail as well as many articles on lighthouse history in the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s journal The Keeper’s Log and other publications. In September, Josh made his first ever trip up the Maine coast to see lighthouses. This discussion with host Jeremy D’Entremont details his adventures and impressions of Maine.

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