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Light Hearted Ep 18 – South Portland, Maine: Kathryn Onos DiPhilippo, Cushing’s Point Museum; Art Greene, Spring Point Ledge Light Trust; Jack Roberts, Portland Breakwater “Bug” Light

The city of South Portland, with a bit over 25,000 people, is the fourth-largest city in Maine. It is situated on Portland Harbor and looks out onto the islands of Casco Bay. South Portland is home to two lighthouses and is close to several others. The Cushing’s Point Museum, adjacent to Bug Light Park, the… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 18 – South Portland, Maine: Kathryn Onos DiPhilippo, Cushing’s Point Museum; Art Greene, Spring Point Ledge Light Trust; Jack Roberts, Portland Breakwater “Bug” Light

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Light Hearted Ep 17 – USLHS Tours, Chris Brookes; Matt Rosenberg and Rachel Carr, Nubble Lighthouse, Maine

The U.S. Lighthouse Society’s domestic and international group tours are developed to maximize lighthouse touring, but also to help provide better understanding of the culture and communities in which the lighthouses are located. The proceeds from each trip are directed to supporting the society’s mission of lighthouse preservation and education. In this episode, host Jeremy… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 17 – USLHS Tours, Chris Brookes; Matt Rosenberg and Rachel Carr, Nubble Lighthouse, Maine

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Light Hearted Ep 16 – Josh Liller, Jupiter Inlet, Florida; I.W.P. Lewis’s 1843 report

In the third and final episode for “Florida Week,” Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Josh Liller, Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Josh gives numerous presentations related to local history in the Jupiter area throughout the year. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is in Jupiter, Florida, on Florida’s east… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 16 – Josh Liller, Jupiter Inlet, Florida; I.W.P. Lewis’s 1843 report

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GSA auctions of three Great Lakes lighthouses underway Online public auctions of three Great Lakes lighthouses have begun under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. The lighthouses are Lake Huron’s Poe Reef Lighthouse, six miles east of Cheboygan, Michigan; Ontonagon Breakwater Lighthouse, Michigan, at the entrance of the channel leading to the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Light Hearted Ep 15 – John Mann, Felipe De Paula, Ponce Inlet, Florida; invention of the Fresnel lens

Join hosts Jeremy D’Entremont and Cindy Johnson for the second of three “Florida Week” episodes. At 175 feet tall, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in the state and the third tallest in the United States. It became a national historic landmark in 1998. John Mann is the Lead Docent for on-site tours and… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 15 – John Mann, Felipe De Paula, Ponce Inlet, Florida; invention of the Fresnel lens

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Light Hearted Ep 14 – Rick Cain and Jay Smith, St. Augustine, Florida; Winslow Lewis lamps

Join hosts Jeremy D’Entremont and Cindy Johnson for the first of three episodes for Florida Week! In 1824, the first lighthouse in Florida was built at St. Augustine, at the site of an earlier watchtower. Today’s 165-foot-tall brick tower, built in 1874, is a major attraction on Florida’s east coast. The St. Augustine Lighthouse &… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 14 – Rick Cain and Jay Smith, St. Augustine, Florida; Winslow Lewis lamps

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Lighthouse News of the Week

England’s Orfordness Lighthouse could fall victom to erosion Orfordness Lighthouse on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England, was decommissioned in 2013 because of the encroaching sea. The 98-foot-tall brick tower was completed in 1792. After decommissioning, the lighthouse was purchased by the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust. Under the Trust’s stewardship, volunteers have placed gravel-filled bags to help… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week