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Light Hearted Special Emergency Edition – Saving East Brother Light Station, CA

The light station on East Brother Island in Richmond, California, was established in 1874 . After nearly a century as a staffed light station, East Brother was automated and destaffed in the summer of 1969. The building deteriorated for a decade until the Coast Guard granted a license for restoration to a new nonprofit organization,… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Emergency Edition – Saving East Brother Light Station, CA

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Light Hearted ep 117 – Jane Outram & Brian Johnson, Sumburgh Head, Scotland

Listen to the podcast with this player: The lighthouse at Sumburgh Head, established in 1821, is the oldest lighthouse in the Shetland Islands, a part of Scotland. The light station is on a dramatic promontory at the southern tip of Mainland, Shetland, the largest of the islands and the fifth largest island in the British… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 117 – Jane Outram & Brian Johnson, Sumburgh Head, Scotland

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 30, 2021

Warwick applies for grant to fix Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse (RI) Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse is often featured in videos and magazines promoting Rhode Island tourism, but after decades without any significant improvements, the historic beacon is in desperate need of repairs. The lighthouse is located roughly a half-mile off the coast of Warwick, and the city… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 30, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 116 – Lisa Enroth and Jonas Holmberg, Pater Noster, Sweden

Listen to the podcast with this player: This is part two of two episodes about Pater Noster Lighthouse off the west coast of Sweden. The light station is operated as a small hotel that features rooms with a sea view, a restaurant, and three boathouses for dinner and conferences. The lighthouse hotel has formed a… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 116 – Lisa Enroth and Jonas Holmberg, Pater Noster, Sweden

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Light Hearted ep 115 – Erik Nissen Johansen, Pater Noster, Sweden

You can listen to the podcast with this player: Pater Noster is a small archipelago off the west coast of Sweden. The island group’s name, which means “The Lord’s Prayer,” is said to come from the tradition that mariners would recite the Lord’s Prayer as they negotiated their way around the dangerous reefs in the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 115 – Erik Nissen Johansen, Pater Noster, Sweden

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 23, 2021

South Bass Lighthouse (OH) tours start May 7 PUT-IN-BAY – Visitors to South Bass Island this summer have the chance to explore Lake Erie science and history at the South Bass Island Lighthouse.  The South Bass Island Lighthouse, which was completed in 1897, is located at the southwest tip of the island and was in operation… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 23, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 114 – Cindy Larouche, Pointe-au-Père, Quebec, Canada

Listen to the podcast with this player: Pointe-au-Père is near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and about 160 miles northeast of Quebec City, Canada. For many years, river pilots helped incoming vessels to steer safely toward Quebec City. The Montreal Ocean Steamship Company established the first lighthouse and foghorn on Pointe-au-Père in 1859.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 114 – Cindy Larouche, Pointe-au-Père, Quebec, Canada

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 16, 2021

East Brother Island Lighthouse (CA) is in jeopardy The still active East Brother Island Lighthouse, between San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, is Richmond’s oldest structure and has been operating for 147 years, since 1874. It’s also home to a truly unique non-profit bed and breakfast inn open to the public for overnighting and to… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 16, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 113 – Kate Devlin, Souter Lighthouse, England; Judianne Point, Pomham Rocks, RI

Both of the lighthouses featured in this episode are celebrating their 150th anniversaries in 2021. Souter Lighthouse is on the northeast coast of England, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. A lighthouse was much needed here because of dangerous reefs offshore. When the light went into operation on January 11, 1871, it was one of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 113 – Kate Devlin, Souter Lighthouse, England; Judianne Point, Pomham Rocks, RI

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 9, 2021

Vent ball at top of St. Simons Island Lighthouse (GA) undergoes repair To the casual observer, the ball at the top of the 104-foot-tall St. Simons Island lighthouse appears ornamental, but it once vented a kerosene lamp. After 149 years, aged and weathered, the vent required the skills of some specially skilled repairmen. Click here… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 9, 2021