Light Hearted

Light Hearted special edition – The first 100 episodes: a look back

The U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast “Light Hearted” was launched in June 2019. The podcast’s name refers to people who have lighthouses in their hearts. It’s the only podcast that’s devoted to the subject of lighthouses. Since it was launched, 100 episodes have featured interviews with lighthouse keepers, authors, historians, and preservationists — and much more. This… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – The first 100 episodes: a look back

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Light Hearted ep 100 – Elizabeth Spires, author of “Kate’s Light.”

Elizabeth Spires was born in Lancaster, Ohio, and she now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She has always admired the poetry of Emily Dickinson, and by the time she was twelve she had decided to be a writer. When she was in college at Vassar, she began writing poetry seriously. That led to the publication of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 100 – Elizabeth Spires, author of “Kate’s Light.”

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 22, 2021

Point Sur Lighthouse (CA) is a beacon in stormy seas and uncertain times, even while closed Along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, the Point Sur Lighthouse is among the most iconic features. Here, the coastline abruptly changes from high, winding cliffs to flat, sea-level grasslands with a dramatic sandstone outcropping. The 40-foot-tall lighthouse appears… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 22, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 99 – Betty Hindley Hatzikon, lighthouse keeper’s daughter

Like his father before him, young Joseph Hindley went to work in the textile mills of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Looking for a more adventurous life, he joined the Revenue Cutter Service in 1921. After some time in the Merchant Marines, Joseph joined the Lighthouse Service. He spent more than a decade as an assistant keeper,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 99 – Betty Hindley Hatzikon, lighthouse keeper’s daughter

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 15, 2021

$30M project will fortify eroding shores near Montauk Lighthouse (NY) A $30.7 million state and federal project to fortify the shoreline near the Montauk Lighthouse will protect the historic structure for generations to come, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday. The work, expected to begin this… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 15, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 98 – Author Trudy Irene Scee, Pemaquid Point, Maine

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is one of the most frequently visited attractions on the Maine coast, receiving about 100,000 visitors each year. The point, at the entrance to Muscongus Bay to the east and Johns Bay to the west, was the scene of many shipwrecks through the centuries. In May 1826, Congress appropriated $4,000 for the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 98 – Author Trudy Irene Scee, Pemaquid Point, Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 8, 2021

Waugoshance Lighthouse (MI) crumbling into Lake Michigan The ruins of the 170-year-old lighthouse at Waugoshance warns mariners of a shoal area at the northern end of Lake Michigan. It’s considered one of the most hazardous areas near the Straits of Mackinac. A nonprofit group that has worked to preserve the lighthouse has dissolved and made… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 8, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 97 – Dianne Wolfer and “Lighthouse Girl,” part 2

This is part 2 of a two part interview with Dianne Wolfer, author of the award-winning children’s book Lighthouse Girl. The book tells the true story of Fay Catherine Howe, daughter of the lighthouse keeper at Breaksea Island in Western Australia, during World War I. Around 30,000 soldiers left Australian shores to fight in World… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 97 – Dianne Wolfer and “Lighthouse Girl,” part 2

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Light Hearted ep 96 – Dianne Wolfer and “Lighthouse Girl,” part 1

Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning children’s author who lives on the south coast of Western Australia. A teacher who has worked in Tokyo, Japan, as well as in Nepal in addition to schools in her native Australia, she pens novels for children and young adults that focus on life in modern Australia and Pacific countries.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 96 – Dianne Wolfer and “Lighthouse Girl,” part 1