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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 26, 2021

National Park Service launches website for updates on Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (NC) renovations Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will undergo a complete makeover beginning this spring, and the National Park Service has launched a website to keep the public updated about the renovation. The lighthouse’s iconic black and white swirl will be repainted, the metal window frames will… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 26, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 106 – Tim Bailey, light keeper at Halfway Rock, Maine; photo tips with Mike Leonard

Use this player to listen to the podcast episode: Halfway Rock is a windswept, rocky ledge far out in Maine’s Casco Bay, about nine miles east of Portland Head. Its name comes from its location about halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small. A 76-foot granite lighthouse tower was built on the ledge in the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 106 – Tim Bailey, light keeper at Halfway Rock, Maine; photo tips with Mike Leonard

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Light Hearted Special Edition – the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Emergency Relief Grants

Although our nation has made much progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and we can now all start to see a guiding light at the end of the tunnel, it will still be several months before lighthouse visitation picks up to near-normal levels and for some organizations that may not happen until the 2022 season.… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Edition – the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Emergency Relief Grants

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 19, 2021

Split Rock Lighthouse (MN) offers new tour, programs this spring Split Rock Lighthouse, located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, will offer new programs and a new tour that will kick off starting March 1. Some of the new programs include pop-up history presentations and a photography exhibit that rotates monthly… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 19, 2021

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Light Hearted podcast – Index page 21

Episode 101 – (Part 1 of 2) Richard Cummins is a native of Ireland who, for about 10 years ending in 1989, worked as a lighthouse keeper in that country. He spent time at the very famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse; at Hook Head, the oldest operating lighthouse in the world, and some other well known… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 21

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Light Hearted ep 105 – Rebecca Quinn and John Walls, Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society, BC

Sheringham Point, in the community of Shirley, about 16 miles northwest from Race Rocks near the south end of Vancouver Island, was named in 1846 for the British Vice Admiral William Louis Sheringham of the Royal Navy. The wreck of the steamer Valencia nearby in 1906, with the loss of at least 126 lives, had… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 105 – Rebecca Quinn and John Walls, Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society, BC

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Light Hearted ep 104 – Elanie Bruton, lightkeeper’s daughter at Sheringham Point, BC

Jim Bruton was born in Wales in 1926, but his family relocated to British Columbia in Canada when he was just one year old. He started working in the logging industry when he was 14. After serving as a merchant seaman during World War II, in 1945 Bruton became an assistant keeper, or junior keeper,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 104 – Elanie Bruton, lightkeeper’s daughter at Sheringham Point, BC

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 12, 2021

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse (RI) Celebrates 150th Jubilee on the Rocks Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, in East Providence, Rhode Island, marks its 150th anniversary in 2021. Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. To kick off this special year, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse – a chapter of the American Lighthouse… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 12, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 103 – Photographer Pete Lerro

Pete Lerro is a graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania, where he studied video, audio, and photography. In his career as a photographer, Pete has done work for the Department of Homeland Security, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, and USA Gymnastics, among others. When he’s not on assignment, he organizes photo workshops across the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 103 – Photographer Pete Lerro

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 5, 2021

Coast Guard flies out to fix remote Michigan lighthouse known as ‘the Loneliest Place in the World’ – Stannard Rock, Michigan After a harsh winter storm blew out a window in the very remote Stannard Rock Lighthouse in Lake Superior, a team from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder recently hitched a ride on a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 5, 2021