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Light Hearted ep 30 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, pt 2

In part two of Jeremy D’Entremont’s two-part interview with Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light Station on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Sally discusses Sammy the Boston Light Dog, subject of a children’s book that Sally wrote. Sally and Jeremy then share some of the ghost stories of America’s oldest light station. Sally tells… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 30 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, pt 2

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Light Hearted ep 29 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, part 1

In 1989, the U.S. Coast Guard was planning for Boston Light on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor to be the last light station in the United States to be automated and destaffed. Instead, Congress mandated that the station be operated and staffed permanently by the Coast Guard. In 2003, the active duty Coast Guard… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 29 – Keeper Sally Snowman, Boston Light, part 1

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Light Hearted Ep 28 – Point San Luis, California; Heceta Head B&B, Oregon; Emily Maitland Fish, “the Socialite Keeper”

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Jack San Filippo, program manager for the Point San Luis Lighthouse on the central California coast. The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, a dedicated group of preservationists established in 1995, have brought the building back to life as one of the prettiest lighthouses on California’s central coast. Jeremy… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 28 – Point San Luis, California; Heceta Head B&B, Oregon; Emily Maitland Fish, “the Socialite Keeper”

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Light Hearted Ep 27 – Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island; Kittery Historical Museum; Keeper Horace Arnold

In this episode host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Eric and Fran Chetwynd of the Swans Island Lighthouse Committee in Maine about the restoration of the 1872 Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse. The still-active automated light is still maintained by Coast Guard aids to navigation personnel, while the light station became the property of the Town of Swans… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 27 – Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island; Kittery Historical Museum; Keeper Horace Arnold

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Light Hearted Ep 26 – Historian/author Eric Jay Dolin

This episode is hosted by Jeremy D’Entremont and Michelle Jewell Shaw, and the featured interview is the award-winning maritime historian Eric Jay Dolin. Eric has written thirteen books and more than 60 articles on American history. His books include Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which won a number of awards and was selected… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 26 – Historian/author Eric Jay Dolin

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Light Hearted Ep 25 – Terry Rowden, Little River Lighthouse, Maine; Keeper William S. Moore at Bird Island, Massachusetts

The featured interview in this episode is Terry Rowden, a native of Michigan. Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, joined Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont to take part in this interview, which was recorded inside the keeper’s house at Little River Light Station. Terry Rowden served as a keeper at Little… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 25 – Terry Rowden, Little River Lighthouse, Maine; Keeper William S. Moore at Bird Island, Massachusetts

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Light Hearted Ep 24 – Tom Tag, U.S. Lighthouse Society Technical Advisor; Keeper “Crazy” Judson of Stratford Point, CT

The featured interview in this episode is with Tom Tag, who is the technical advisor for the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Tom’s passion for the history of lighthouse optics has made him the premier American authority on the history and technology of lamps and lenses. He formerly served on the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Board of Directors,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 24 – Tom Tag, U.S. Lighthouse Society Technical Advisor; Keeper “Crazy” Judson of Stratford Point, CT

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Light Hearted Ep 23 – Chris Mills

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Canadian author and former lighthouse keeper Chris Mills. Chris is originally from Ontario, but he has lived most of his life in Nova Scotia. He built his first lighthouse when he was six years old, and landed his first three-week job as a relief assistant on Cross Island,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 23 – Chris Mills

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Light Hearted Ep 22 – Mark Kuehn, North Point, Wisconsin

Join Jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Cindy Johnson for an interview with Mark Kuehn of the North Point Lighthouse Museum in Wisconsin. North Point Lighthouse is in Lake Park on the East Side of Milwaukee. The lighthouse and the Queen Anne-style keeper’s house have been restored to their early twentieth century charm through the determined efforts… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 22 – Mark Kuehn, North Point, Wisconsin

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Light Hearted ep 21 – Ford Reiche, Halfway Rock, Maine

Join hosts Jeremy D’Entremont and Michelle Jewell Shaw for an interview with Ford Reiche, the award-winning owner of remote Halfway Rock Lighthouse in Casco Bay in Maine. Ford Reiche has been an attorney and an entrepreneur; in 2008 he was named the Maine Small Businessperson of the Year and the Mainebiz Business Leader of the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 21 – Ford Reiche, Halfway Rock, Maine