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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

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Light Hearted Ep 20 – Chad Kaiser pt 2; William C. Williams at Boon Island pt 2; Ted Panayotoff, Hunting Island, South Carolina

Join hosts Jeremy D’Entremont and Cindy Johnson. First up is part two of an interview with Chad Kaiser, general manager of the New Dungeness Light Station in Sequim, Washington. Chad is also a lighthouse preservationist and one of only a handful of qualified lampists in the country who are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 20 – Chad Kaiser pt 2; William C. Williams at Boon Island pt 2; Ted Panayotoff, Hunting Island, South Carolina

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Light Hearted Ep 19 – Russ Rowlett of The Lighthouse Directory; Jeff Zappen, Waterways Management Specialist in WA; Bob Muller, Stepping Stones, NY

Host Jeremy D’Entremont is joined by co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw. When Russ Rowlett was growing up in Richmond, Virginia, his only exposure to lighthouses was climbing the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse when his family vacationed at Virginia Beach. Russ started his web site, The Lighthouse Directory, in 1999, and it kept growing until, by 2009,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 19 – Russ Rowlett of The Lighthouse Directory; Jeff Zappen, Waterways Management Specialist in WA; Bob Muller, Stepping Stones, NY

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Light Hearted Special Edition – National Lighthouse Day, August 7

This is a special edition of Light Hearted in honor of National Lighthouse Day, August 7. It was on this date in 1789 that the first Congress approved an act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of that act and… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Edition – National Lighthouse Day, August 7

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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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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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Light Hearted ep 13 – Gary Childs, Race Point, Cape Cod; early lighthouse technology

Jeremy D’Entremont and Michelle Jewell Shaw co-host the third and final episode for Cape Cod week. Jeremy interviews Gary Childs, chairman of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. The chapter manages three lighthouses in Provincetown, at the tip of the Cape. The focus of the interview is Race Point Light Station, which… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 13 – Gary Childs, Race Point, Cape Cod; early lighthouse technology