Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 47 – Jeremey Richardson and Miriam Davidson, owners of Moose Peak Lighthouse, Maine

This episode of Light Hearted featured an interview with the owners of one of the most rugged and remote lighthouses in New England. Congress authorized the building of a lighthouse on the east point of 30-acre Mistake Island, about five miles offshore from Jonesport, Maine, in March 1825. The station was established in October 1826.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 47 – Jeremey Richardson and Miriam Davidson, owners of Moose Peak Lighthouse, Maine

Tours

Australia – Once in a lifetime tour!

For more info about this tour please visit our website: Australia Tour Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has… Continue reading Australia – Once in a lifetime tour!

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – February 14, 2020

Saving the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, Louisiana Madisonville, in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, is bordered on the east by the Tchefuncte River, which runs south to Lake Ponchartrain. The town owns the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, which is managed by the Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Erosion has removed much land from the area around the mouth of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 14, 2020

Lightships

200 years ago this year: The first manned light vessel in the United States, Craney Island Lightship, Chesapeake Bay

Between 1820 and 1983, the United States government established 116 lightship stations on three coasts and the Great Lakes. The number of active lightship stations peaked in 1909 when there 56 lightships in service at the same time. Today there are no lightships serving as aids to navigation, but some survive as museums or charter… Continue reading 200 years ago this year: The first manned light vessel in the United States, Craney Island Lightship, Chesapeake Bay

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 46 – Swimming for lighthouses: Alison Richardson, Gary Sredzienski

(Use the player at the bottom of the page to hear the podcast) There are many creative ways to raise money for lighthouse preservation, and the two interview subjects in this episode of Light Hearted have found one of the most creative. Alison Richardson, a summer resident of Isle au Haut in Maine, and Molly… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 46 – Swimming for lighthouses: Alison Richardson, Gary Sredzienski

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Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He… Continue reading Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – February 7, 2020

Admiralty Head Lighthouse (WA) closed for restoration work Scaffolding temporarily surrounds the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park, on Whidbey Island near Coupeville, Washington. The lighthouse will be closed to visitors for a few months for a major renovation project on the 1903 structure, which will include masonry work, metal work, window restoration,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 7, 2020

Tours

U.S. Lighthouse Society South Carolina/Georgia Lighthouse Tour

We still have some spaces left on our wonderful lighthouse tour of South Carolina and Georgia. If you’re thinking about it, now is the time to sign up. To sign up for this tour or if you have any questions, please contact USLHS Headquarters:451-362-7255 or info@uslhs.org Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society South Carolina/Georgia Lighthouse Tour

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 45 – Rob Clark, owner of Windmill Point & Isle La Motte lighthouses, Vermont

Lake Champlain, bordering New York, Vermont and Quebec, was once a bustling waterway. More than ten lighthouses were built on the lake in the nineteenth century, on the New York and Vermont sides. A light was established at Isle La Motte, at the northern end of the lake, about 1829 – actually a lantern placed… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 45 – Rob Clark, owner of Windmill Point & Isle La Motte lighthouses, Vermont