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Light Hearted 157 – Neil Hargreaves, English light keeper; “Be a Lighthouse” #1

Listen to the podcast with this player: Neil Hargreaves was a light keeper for Trinity House in England from 1974-1988, and he is the founder and chairman of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers. Neil, who was originally from Lancashire, spent the first two years of his light keeping career on light vessels, mostly the Newarp… Continue reading Light Hearted 157 – Neil Hargreaves, English light keeper; “Be a Lighthouse” #1

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 21, 2022

Tawas Point Lighthouse Keepers Program (MI) offers opportunities in 2022 Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to serve this summer as volunteer lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse, in Tawas Point State Park.  Keepers will receive lodging on site in exchange for conducting guided tours of the lighthouse. In 2022 the program will run from May 17… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 21, 2022

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Light Hearted 156 – Bob, Ann, and Dominic Trapani, Owls Head, Maine

The growing limestone trade in Midcoast Maine led to the establishment of a light station at Owl’s Head, at the entrance to Rockland Harbor, in 1825. A tall lighthouse wasn’t necessary because of the height of the promontory. The light is exactly 100 feet above sea level. The present 30-foot brick lighthouse tower replaced the… Continue reading Light Hearted 156 – Bob, Ann, and Dominic Trapani, Owls Head, Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 14, 2022

Pictures preserve lighthouses at night As the federal government continues to relinquish ownership of lighthouses across the country, a North Kingstown, Rhode Island. photographer is making it his mission to capture these beacons in the moonlight before they are decommissioned. David Zapatka has been photographing lighthouses for nearly a decade. While he started capturing New… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 14, 2022

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Year end letter from the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association, California

The year 2021 proved to be more challenging than anticipated, yet once again, with the outstanding efforts of you, our brilliant volunteers, friends and supporters, the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association was able to manage, protect, restore, interpret and provide public access to the historic Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Point Cabrillo Light Station… Continue reading Year end letter from the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association, California

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Light Hearted ep 155 – Mike Leonard’s five tips for better photos

Photographer Mike Leonard lives in Yarmouth, Maine. His work is frequently seen in books, magazines, and on television, including the Weather Channel. His photos have also been seen on the National Geographic Wild program. He enjoys shooting landscapes and seascapes, including lighthouses, as well as nighttime scenes. Mike offers workshops on digital photography, which you… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 155 – Mike Leonard’s five tips for better photos

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 7, 2022

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse (NY) gets $500K restoration grant The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society received a $500,000 grant from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to help restore the aging landmark on the Hudson River. The grant will go toward refurbishing the roof and gutters of the 147-year-old Hudson-Athens Lighthouse as a way to… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 7, 2022

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Light Hearted 154 – Toby Smith, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island in the Bahamas was formerly known as Hog Island. With an area of about 685 acres, it’s located just offshore from the city of Nassau. The island was bought by the A&P supermarket heir Huntington Hartford in 1959, and the name was changed from Hog Island to Paradise Island. The island was heavily… Continue reading Light Hearted 154 – Toby Smith, Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Lighthouse News of the Week – December 31, 2021

Rhode Island photographer races to capture the fading lighthouse lights For storm-tossed mariners, lighthouses long served as beacons of hope, their beams slicing through fog and darkness, illuminating the way to safe harbor. But in an age of satellites and GPS navigation, the landmark lights are being rendered redundant, victims not only of changing technology… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 31, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 153 – Joel Cadoff, Cockspur Island, Georgia

Tiny Cockspur Island is located at the mouth of the south channel of Georgia’s Savannah River. An unlighted day beacon tower built on the island in the 1830s, later converted into a lighthouse in the late 1840s, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1854. The 46-foot-tall lighthouse that still stands today was built in 1856… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 153 – Joel Cadoff, Cockspur Island, Georgia