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Lighthouse News of the Week – December 24, 2021

He Bought a Lighthouse: Randy Polumbo won New York’s 1899 Orient Point landmark in a government auction and turned it into an artists’ retreat Master builder and installation artist Randy Polumbo wasn’t exactly looking for a lighthouse, or at least that’s the way he tells it. “I was on a government website late at night looking for… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 24, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 152 – The Flying Santa of the Lighthouses

The Flying Santa is a tradition that dates back to 1929, serving to express gratitude to lighthouse keepers, Coast Guard personnel, and their families through Yuletide visits by plane or helicopter. The tradition was started by Captain William Wincapaw, a pioneering Maine aviator. To show his appreciation for the people at the lighthouses in Midcoast… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 152 – The Flying Santa of the Lighthouses

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Lighthouse News of the Week – December 17, 2021

Fog signal at Chebucto Head Lighthouse (NS) is silenced, sparking a debate The silencing this year of a familiar mournful howl at the mouth of Halifax Harbor has ignited a debate about Atlantic Canada’s dwindling number of foghorns. For over 120 years, the foghorn at the Chebucto Head lighthouse has bleated a solemn warning to… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 17, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 151 – Harbour Town, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, or simply Hilton Head, is a barrier island about 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina. The island features 12 miles of beaches and is a popular vacation destination. It’s also a golf mecca with 33 courses on the island. The Harbour Town Lighthouse at… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 151 – Harbour Town, South Carolina

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Lighthouse News of the Week – December 10, 2021

‘This is the biggest storm I’ve seen’ – Lighthouse worker’s video goes viral (Ireland) Paul Barron enjoyed a somewhat different view of Storm Barra. Mr Barron, an electronic engineer with Irish Lights, is currently out on the Fastnet Lighthouse off Cape Clear along with work colleagues Ronnie O’Driscoll, Dave Purdy and Malcolm Gillies. “We came… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 10, 2021

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11th Annual USLHS Lighthouse B&B Vacation Auction

AUCTION WEEK: December 13-19, 2021Auction Begins: Monday, December 13 – 12:00 noon ESTAuction Ends: Sunday, December 19- 7:00 p.m. EST Visit our Auction website Here are some of the locations in this year’s event: Heceta Head Lighthouse – OregonThe Queen Anne style Keeper’s House is perched on a cliff with a magnificent view of the… Continue reading 11th Annual USLHS Lighthouse B&B Vacation Auction

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Light Hearted podcast – Index page 30

Episode 146 –Port Clyde, one of the villages that comprise the town of St. George in Midcoast Maine, became a busy port in the 1800s with granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, shipbuilding facilities, and fish canning businesses. To help mariners entering the harbor or passing to the west into Muscongus Bay, Congress appropriated… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 30

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Light Hearted podcast – Index page 29

Episode 141 –The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands that extend about 16 miles to the southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. There are seven major islands in the chain. Naushon Island is the largest at 7.4 square miles. Tavern owner Zaccheus Lumbert erected an early navigational light in the… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 29

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Light Hearted ep 150 – Sandy White, St. Simons, GA; Sarah Jones & William Rawlings, Tybee, GA

St. Simons is part of a cluster of barrier islands located off the southeastern Georgia coast. The original lighthouse on St. Simons was a 75-foot-tall tower that was built in 1810. When Confederate troops retreated from the area in 1861, they blew up the lighthouse so it wouldn’t serve as an aid to navigation for… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 150 – Sandy White, St. Simons, GA; Sarah Jones & William Rawlings, Tybee, GA