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Light Hearted ep 148 – Bonnie Stacy, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, MA

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, is the third-largest island on the East Coast of the United States, with a land area of about 96 square miles. Five lighthouses were established on the island, beginning with Gay Head Light in 1799. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum was originally incorporated in the 1920s as the Dukes County Historical Society. In… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 148 – Bonnie Stacy, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, MA

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 19, 2021

Live, explore, and volunteer at Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse, Michigan Did you know that the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse has an Assistant Keeper Program? It’s an opportunity to live in the Assistant Keeper’s house on the lighthouse grounds and have a fantastic experience volunteering at a working lighthouse. In addition, you will be able to… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 19, 2021

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Friends of Flying Santa Second Annual Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. EST

Join the U.S. Lighthouse Society and Friends of Flying Santa on November 20 for an entertaining retrospective on 92 years of a well-loved New England tradition, the Flying Santa to lighthouses and Coast Guard stations. The Flying Santa program was started in 1929 by pioneering Maine pilot Bill Wincapaw as a way of showing gratitude… Continue reading Friends of Flying Santa Second Annual Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. EST

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Light Hearted ep 147 – Carl Lindquist and Frederick Stonehouse, Stannard Rock, Michigan

Stannard Rock Lighthouse in Michigan was nicknamed by its keepers “the loneliest place in the world.” Coast Guard keepers called it “Stranded Rock.” Located about 24 miles from the nearest shore on Lake Superior, it’s the most isolated light station in the United States. The construction of the lighthouse took 240,000 tons of rock and… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 147 – Carl Lindquist and Frederick Stonehouse, Stannard Rock, Michigan

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 12, 2021

Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, presents “Beacon” —a collection of original work by Debbie Mueller—through November Throughout the month of November, Kennedy Gallery is pleased to present Beacon – a collection of original oil paintings by Debbie Mueller, inspired by the lighthouses of New England. Lighthouses have captured our attention and our hearts since they… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 12, 2021

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Point Arena Lighthouse Virtual Tour on November 13

Join the U.S. Lighthouse Society for a virtual tour (via Zoom) of one of America’s most scenic light stations, the 151-year-old Point Arena Light Station #496 in Mendocino County, California. The tour will be led by Mark Hancock, the executive director of Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. Learn about the past and present of the… Continue reading Point Arena Lighthouse Virtual Tour on November 13

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Light Hearted 146 – Nat Lyon, Marshall Point, Maine

Port Clyde, one of the villages that comprise the town of St. George in Midcoast Maine, became a busy port in the 1800s with granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, shipbuilding facilities, and fish canning businesses. To help mariners entering the harbor or passing to the west into Muscongus Bay, Congress appropriated funds for… Continue reading Light Hearted 146 – Nat Lyon, Marshall Point, Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 5, 2021

Split Rock Lighthouse to commemorate sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10 This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on November 10, 1975. It is also a time to reflect on the memory of all lives lost in Great Lakes shipwrecks. The lighthouse,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 5, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 145 – Halloween special: Investigating lighthouses with paranormal researcher Ron Kolek

Ron Kolek is the founder and lead investigator of the New England Ghost Project. His exploits have been documented in many newspaper, television, radio, and magazine articles. Ron is the host of the popular Ghost Chronicles Radio series. He’s a well-known lecturer and he’s taught Paranormal CSI at Northern Essex Community College. Ron has conducted paranormal investigations at several… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 145 – Halloween special: Investigating lighthouses with paranormal researcher Ron Kolek