Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (CA) is getting a new caretaker Responsibility for the circa-1875 first-order Fresnel lens from the Piedras Blancas Light Station will shift in March 2021 from the Cambria Lions Club back to the U.S. Coast Guard. But it’s unclear what that will mean for the future display of the lens and whether it… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 6, 2020
The soft deadline for the GSA’s auction of Florida’s Sand Key Lighthouse has been set. It will be November 17, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation wants to buy and preserve it. They are asking for donations for the final push. The best place to donate online is PayPal on… Continue reading Sand Key (FL) Lighthouse auction set to close on 11/17
Jim Gibbs was one of America’s leading lighthouse historians. He was also a Coast Guard keeper of one of the most famous and rugged of West Coast lighthouses, Tillamook Rock in Oregon. This interview is from 2011, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking out. Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of… Continue reading Interview with Jim Gibbs about Tillamook Lighthouse, Oregon
Round Island Lighthouse, in the Straits of Mackinac, is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Michigan. Thousands of people see it each year from the ferries that pass from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. Round Island itself is about 378 acres and is uninhabited. It’s part of the Hiawatha National Forest.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 87 – Matt McMullen, Round Island Lighthouse, Michigan; Florida lighthouse history with Ralph Krugler
Emergency crews help two people stranded at Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse (MA) after their boat drifted Emergency crews assisted two people who became stranded at a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay after their boat drifted on Thursday. Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force and additional agencies responded to the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse around 7:40 p.m., where they removed… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 30, 2020
“Maine’s Rockland Breakwater in all of its 4,364 feet of granite glory is a spectacular sight and experience for first-time visitors. But, like all landmarks frequently visited, it can fade into the background of everyday life, until a photography book comes along to remind you just how majestic it is—and always has been.” Click here… Continue reading The Rockland Breakwater and its lighthouse as you’ve never seen it – New book by Bob Trapani, Jr.
A presentation by Jeremy D’Entremont on Saturday October 31, 4:00 PM Eastern Time; 1:00 PM Pacific TimeLighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a dark side. Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies… Continue reading Celebrate Halloween by Exploring New England’s Haunted Lighthouses!
In 1825, an act of Congress authorized the building of a breakwater off of Cape Henlopen in Delaware to create a protected harbor. The new harbor that was created was called the National Harbor of Refuge. In 1907 a lighthouse at the southern end of the outer breakwater went into service. The original structure was… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 86 – Rick Ziegler, Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, Photo Tips with Mike Leonard
What happened to the three keepers of Flannan Isles (Eilean Mòr) Lighthouse in Scotland? This episode of “Buzzfeed Unsolved Mysteries” tries to answer that question. 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… Continue reading Unsolved Mysteries: The Eerie Vanishing of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers
WWII-era bomb washes up near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC Unexploded ordnance that washed up Thursday morning on the beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach Access parking area was detonated on Friday. Described as a 100-pound aerial bomb from around the time of World War II, officials say it has been buried deep inside… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 23, 2020