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Celebration of new owner of Duxbury Pier Lighthouse (MA) On Saturday, September 14, the deed to Duxbury Pier Light Station, better known on Boston’s South Shore as “Bug Light,” was officially transferred to Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc., from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Saturday’s celebration took place aboard the paddle-wheeler Pilgrim Belle,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Light Hearted Ep 25 – Terry Rowden, Little River Lighthouse, Maine; Keeper William S. Moore at Bird Island, Massachusetts

The featured interview in this episode is Terry Rowden, a native of Michigan. Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, joined Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont to take part in this interview, which was recorded inside the keeper’s house at Little River Light Station. Terry Rowden served as a keeper at Little… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 25 – Terry Rowden, Little River Lighthouse, Maine; Keeper William S. Moore at Bird Island, Massachusetts

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Lighthouse News of the Week

Superior Entry Light, a.k.a Wisconsin Point Light, bought at auction by executive from San Francisco for $159,000 A historic lighthouse perched on the shore of Lake Superior has a new owner: a 34-year old tech industry executive from San Francisco, who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a soft spot for Thoreau. “What’s really important… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.

The Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society presents the return of the Beacons of the Night sunset/moonlight lighthouse cruise. Lighthouses seen will include Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull Island, and Race Rock. Narration will be by chapter president and author of Long Island’s Lighthouses, Past and Present, Robert G.… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.

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PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa

Friends of Flying Santa, Inc., was formed in 1997 to help ensure the future of the annual Christmas flights to New England’s U.S. Coast Guard units and lighthouses. The aerial visits of Flying Santa to lighthouses and lifesaving stations have been a New England tradition since 1929. On Saturday, September 28, 2019, there will be… Continue reading PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa

Light Hearted

Light Hearted Ep 24 – Tom Tag, U.S. Lighthouse Society Technical Advisor; Keeper “Crazy” Judson of Stratford Point, CT

The featured interview in this episode is with Tom Tag, who is the technical advisor for the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Tom’s passion for the history of lighthouse optics has made him the premier American authority on the history and technology of lamps and lenses. He formerly served on the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Board of Directors,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 24 – Tom Tag, U.S. Lighthouse Society Technical Advisor; Keeper “Crazy” Judson of Stratford Point, CT

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Light Hearted Ep 23 – Chris Mills

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Canadian author and former lighthouse keeper Chris Mills. Chris is originally from Ontario, but he has lived most of his life in Nova Scotia. He built his first lighthouse when he was six years old, and landed his first three-week job as a relief assistant on Cross Island,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 23 – Chris Mills