Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 78 – Linda Dianto, National Lighthouse Museum, NY

The U.S. Lighthouse Service constructed the Staten Island Lighthouse Depot on the former site of the New York Marine Hospital. The depot, which began operation in 1864, was the key manufacturing, storage, supply, and maintenance center for the Lighthouse Service’s Third District. Activity at the depot included experimentation on lamps, illuminants, and Fresnel lenses. Under… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 78 – Linda Dianto, National Lighthouse Museum, NY

Keepers

BC Lighthouse Keeper: a day in the life of a keeper

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 BC Lighthouse Keeper: a day in the life of a keeper

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – August 28, 2020

The Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, CT, is ready to reopen The Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, Connecticut, has undergone a 1.3 million dollar update and will reopen to the public on August 28. The Lighthouse, which was built in 1840, was the first lighthouse in the country to be converted into a museum. The… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 28, 2020

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight stays at Bakers Island Light Station in Salem, MA

Historic Bakers Island Light Station in Salem, Massachusetts, is owned by the Essex National Heritage Area, also known as Essex Heritage. Overnight stays are available in the assistant keeper’s house. For health and safety reasons, Essex Heritage is offering limited access during the 2020 season. There is a two-night minimum booking (Fridays and Saturdays only).… Continue reading Overnight stays at Bakers Island Light Station in Salem, MA

News

New book on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse coming in October 2020

Maryland’s Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay, and it’s one of the few lighthouses in the United States to be designated a National Historic Landmark. A new book about this iconic lighthouse by Dave Gendell is coming in October. Watch this video to learn more. Wickie from NHJeremy… Continue reading New book on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse coming in October 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 77 – Lee Radzak and Hayes Scriven; Split Rock Light Station, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse, one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the United States, is located on a 127-foot-high cliff on the northwest shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. By the late 1960s, the Coast Guard deemed the lighthouse obsolete and it was discontinued as an official aid. Today the light station is the centerpiece of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 77 – Lee Radzak and Hayes Scriven; Split Rock Light Station, Minnesota

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – August 21, 2020

Outer Banks Conservationists seek help for Currituck Beach Lighthouse (NC) Work at North Carolina’s Currituck Beach Lighthouse has been delayed by the current pandemic. Crucial cast-iron components are in need of repair. But repairs stopped in March and a revenue shortage is making it harder to cover the costs. The Outer Banks Conservationists, the organization… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 21, 2020

Tours

USLHS Lighthouse Tour Retrospective: South Africa 2018

Saturday, August 22, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Join the Society’s next lighthouse tour retrospective and experience this wonderful trip. Interact with tour leader Chris Brookes and other Society members as we continue sharing our tour experiences and have some fun learning about new places. The presentation will include a prepared narrative, photographs, historical information… Continue reading USLHS Lighthouse Tour Retrospective: South Africa 2018

History Videos

USLHS Historian Video #13 – Early Lighthouses part 2: Roman Empire and British Isles

Part two of a series on lighthouse history — ancient Roman lighthouses, La Coruna in Spain, and Hook Head in Ireland. 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… Continue reading USLHS Historian Video #13 – Early Lighthouses part 2: Roman Empire and British Isles