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Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York

In 1857, a lighthouse was built at the tip of Lloyd’s Neck at the entrance to Lloyd Harbor, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Lloyd Harbor often served as a place of refuge for ships escaping rough conditions on Long Island Sound. The first structure, known as Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse, was considered… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York

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Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

The island known as Fisgard is a stone’s throw offshore at the west side of the entrance to British Columbia’s Esquimalt Harbor. The island was named for a British naval frigate, with the name’s origins reaching back to Fishguard, a coastal town in Wales. The British Royal Navy began using Esquimalt Harbor as a base… Continue reading Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

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Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association

The European country of the Netherlands conjures images of canals, fields of tulips, and windmills. But the country is also home to dozens of historic lighthouses, and some of them are major tourist attractions. Dutch lighthouse history reaches all the way back to the 14th century. The Dutch Lighthouse Association was founded in 1992 with… Continue reading Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association

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Light Hearted 170 – English lighthouse keeper and artist Barry Hawkins

Barry Hawkins worked as a lighthouse keeper for England’s Trinity House from 1978 to 1996. His assignments included some of the most remote and rugged light stations in the UK. He took advantage of his spare time at the lighthouses painting pictures of seascapes, wildlife, and other subjects. His first 18 months of service were… Continue reading Light Hearted 170 – English lighthouse keeper and artist Barry Hawkins

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Light Hearted ep 169 – Watercolor artist Jan Guarino: lighthouse painting class virtual event

Jan Guarino has been a graphic artist designing marketing materials for businesses for 45 years. She recently retired from graphic design to focus entirely on her painting and teaching career. The New York resident is now a full-time watercolor artist and teacher, sharing her knowledge in classes and workshops, and exhibiting in various galleries. She… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 169 – Watercolor artist Jan Guarino: lighthouse painting class virtual event

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Light Hearted ep 168 – Linda Warner, Beavertail, Rhode Island

Conanicut Island, about 6,000 acres, is the second largest island in the state of Rhode Island. The town of Jamestown comprises the entire island, which is connected by bridges to North Kingstown and Newport. Beavertail Point, at the southern peninsula of the island, marks the entrances to both the east and west passages of busy… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 168 – Linda Warner, Beavertail, Rhode Island

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Light Hearted ep 167 – David Appleby, English lighthouse keeper

David Appleby was a lighthouse keeper in England for 32 years. After he was hired by Trinity House in 1965 and trained at Harwich, he spent some time as a supernumerary keeper at various light stations. His first assignment as an assistant keeper was at isolated Eddystone, one of the most famous lighthouses in the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 167 – David Appleby, English lighthouse keeper

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Light Hearted ep 166 – Andrew Tingler, Sabine Pass, Louisiana

The body of water known as Sabine Lake is actually a bay on the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas, about 90 miles east of Houston. Funds were first appropriated for a lighthouse at Sabine Pass, an outlet of the bay into the Gulf of Mexico, in 1849, but the project was shelved for a… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 166 – Andrew Tingler, Sabine Pass, Louisiana

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Light Hearted ep 165 – Terry & Jeri Cole, Fort Point, Maine, pt 2; Laurie Perkins, Tawas Point, MI

Fort Point Lighthouse is in Stockton Springs, Maine, near the mouth of the Penobscot River. The light station was established in 1836 and the square brick lighthouse tower and attached keeper’s house that stand there today were built in 1857. Terry Cole was a keeper at Fort Point when he was in the Coast Guard… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 165 – Terry & Jeri Cole, Fort Point, Maine, pt 2; Laurie Perkins, Tawas Point, MI

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Light Hearted ep 164 – Terry and Jeri Cole, Fort Point, ME 1 of 2; Valeriy Kostyuk of Lighthouse Immersive

Listen to the podcast with this player: Fort Point Lighthouse is in Stockton Springs, Maine, near the mouth of the Penobscot River. The light station is part of Fort Point State Park and is adjacent to the remains of Fort Pownall, which was built in 1759 to guard against the French. Fort Point Light Station… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 164 – Terry and Jeri Cole, Fort Point, ME 1 of 2; Valeriy Kostyuk of Lighthouse Immersive