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Light Hearted ep 130 – Author Elinor DeWire; new Mid-Atlantic lighthouse postage stamps

Elinor DeWire is an award-winning author, editor, public speaker, educator, and blogger based in Connecticut. She began her writing career with freelance stories for a Florida newspaper, and in 1987 she published her first book, Guide to Florida Lighthouses. Since then, she’s authored some twenty books about lighthouses. From 1991 to 2000 Elinor wrote two regular… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 130 – Author Elinor DeWire; new Mid-Atlantic lighthouse postage stamps

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 30, 2021

Round Island Lighthouse, St. Mary’s River, MI, is for sale The historic and restored Round Island Lighthouse in Goetzville, Michigan is located in lower St. Mary’s River, north of Detour Passage. Built in 1892 to guide boaters through a group of islands in the St. Mary’s River, the lighthouse fell into disrepair until the late… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 30, 2021

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Light Hearted 129 – Jen Lewis, Point Cabrillo, CA

Point Cabrillo is in Northern California, about midway between San Francisco and the border with Oregon. The point is named for Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, an explorer who sailed the California coast on behalf of Spain in 1542 and ‘43. It took a series of shipwrecks in the vicinity and pleas from mill owners and mariners… Continue reading Light Hearted 129 – Jen Lewis, Point Cabrillo, CA

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Lighthouse News – July 23, 2021

$18 million approved to restore historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California Pigeon Point Lighthouse, a venerable landmark that has stood dramatically over the San Mateo County coast for 150 years but fallen badly into disrepair over the past two decades, appears finally to be headed for a major restoration. The 115-foot-tall brick structure south of Half… Continue reading Lighthouse News – July 23, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 128 – Chris Overcash – Climate change & Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD

Use this player to listen to the podcast: Chris Overcash is the Senior Engineer and Deputy Director of Coastal Resilience for EA Engineering, Science, and Technology in Maryland. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of coastal, civil, and environmental engineering. His background includes projects in marine and coastal design, dredging,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 128 – Chris Overcash – Climate change & Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 16, 2021

State of South Carolina to spend $3 million repairing Hunting Island Lighthouse The lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park will soon get a $3 million upgrade to ensure it will stand along the Beaufort County coastline for years to come. The state legislature recently approved the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism’s 2021-22 budget… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 16, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 127 – April Havens, Piney Point, MD; Lee Radzak, Split Rock, MN

The lighthouse at Piney Point in Maryland –14 miles from Chesapeake Bay up the Potomac River — was established in 1836, making it the oldest lighthouse on the river. The conical brick tower is 26 feet tall. In 1980 the property was transferred to St. Mary’s County. The County licensed the St. Clement’s Island-Potomac River… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 127 – April Havens, Piney Point, MD; Lee Radzak, Split Rock, MN

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 9, 2021

East Brother Light Station in Richmond, California, is hiring an innkeeper It’s been called a “dream job,” and when this Bay Area innkeeping position was last advertised, the listing went viral. The role, managing the five-room inn on East Brother Island in San Pablo Bay, drew media attention from around the world and created an… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 9, 2021

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New Stamps Shine Light on Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

A series of Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse U.S. Postage Stamps is being released on August 6, and there will be a dedication ceremony at the Twin Lights State Historic Site in Highlands, New Jersey, at noon. The stamps featured are Montauk Point, New York; Navesink, New Jersey; Erie Harbor Pierhead Light, Pennsylvania; Harbor of Refuge, Delaware; and… Continue reading New Stamps Shine Light on Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses