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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 5, 2021

Coast Guard flies out to fix remote Michigan lighthouse known as ‘the Loneliest Place in the World’ – Stannard Rock, Michigan After a harsh winter storm blew out a window in the very remote Stannard Rock Lighthouse in Lake Superior, a team from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder recently hitched a ride on a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 5, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 102 – Richard Cummins, lighthouse keeper in Ireland, pt 2

This is part two of a two part interview with Richard Cummins, a native of Ireland who worked as a lighthouse keeper in that country for a decade. He spent time at the very famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse; at Hook Head, the oldest operating lighthouse in the world, and some other well known light stations… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 102 – Richard Cummins, lighthouse keeper in Ireland, pt 2

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Light Hearted ep 101 – Richard Cummins, lighthouse keeper in Ireland, pt 1

Richard Cummins is a native of Ireland who, for about 10 years ending in 1989, worked as a lighthouse keeper in that country. He spent time at the very famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse; at Hook Head, the oldest operating lighthouse in the world, and some other well known light stations – more than 20 in… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 101 – Richard Cummins, lighthouse keeper in Ireland, pt 1

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Light Hearted podcast – Index page 20

Episode 96 –Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning children’s author who lives on the south coast of Western Australia. Her 2009 book Lighthouse Girl tells the poignant true story of Fay Catherine Howe, who was the daughter of the lighthouse keeper at Breaksea Island in Western Australia. Around 30,000 soldiers left Australian shores to fight in… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 20

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 29, 2021

Ribbon cutting on Monday, February 1, for Cape St. George Lighthouse, Florida On Monday, Feb. 1, at noon, the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA) along with the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand re-opening of the Cape St. George Lighthouse. The lighthouse has been closed for the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 29, 2021

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Light Hearted special edition – The first 100 episodes: a look back

The U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast “Light Hearted” was launched in June 2019. The podcast’s name refers to people who have lighthouses in their hearts. It’s the only podcast that’s devoted to the subject of lighthouses. Since it was launched, 100 episodes have featured interviews with lighthouse keepers, authors, historians, and preservationists — and much more. This… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – The first 100 episodes: a look back

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Light Hearted ep 100 – Elizabeth Spires, author of “Kate’s Light.”

Elizabeth Spires was born in Lancaster, Ohio, and she now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She has always admired the poetry of Emily Dickinson, and by the time she was twelve she had decided to be a writer. When she was in college at Vassar, she began writing poetry seriously. That led to the publication of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 100 – Elizabeth Spires, author of “Kate’s Light.”

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 22, 2021

Point Sur Lighthouse (CA) is a beacon in stormy seas and uncertain times, even while closed Along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, the Point Sur Lighthouse is among the most iconic features. Here, the coastline abruptly changes from high, winding cliffs to flat, sea-level grasslands with a dramatic sandstone outcropping. The 40-foot-tall lighthouse appears… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 22, 2021

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Light Hearted ep 99 – Betty Hindley Hatzikon, lighthouse keeper’s daughter

Like his father before him, young Joseph Hindley went to work in the textile mills of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Looking for a more adventurous life, he joined the Revenue Cutter Service in 1921. After some time in the Merchant Marines, Joseph joined the Lighthouse Service. He spent more than a decade as an assistant keeper,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 99 – Betty Hindley Hatzikon, lighthouse keeper’s daughter

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 15, 2021

$30M project will fortify eroding shores near Montauk Lighthouse (NY) A $30.7 million state and federal project to fortify the shoreline near the Montauk Lighthouse will protect the historic structure for generations to come, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday. The work, expected to begin this… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 15, 2021