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Light Hearted ep 114 – Cindy Larouche, Pointe-au-Père, Quebec, Canada

Listen to the podcast with this player: Pointe-au-Père is near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and about 160 miles northeast of Quebec City, Canada. For many years, river pilots helped incoming vessels to steer safely toward Quebec City. The Montreal Ocean Steamship Company established the first lighthouse and foghorn on Pointe-au-Père in 1859.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 114 – Cindy Larouche, Pointe-au-Père, Quebec, Canada

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Light Hearted ep 113 – Kate Devlin, Souter Lighthouse, England; Judianne Point, Pomham Rocks, RI

Both of the lighthouses featured in this episode are celebrating their 150th anniversaries in 2021. Souter Lighthouse is on the northeast coast of England, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. A lighthouse was much needed here because of dangerous reefs offshore. When the light went into operation on January 11, 1871, it was one of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 113 – Kate Devlin, Souter Lighthouse, England; Judianne Point, Pomham Rocks, RI

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Light Hearted ep 112 – Children’s book author Angeli Perrow

Angeli Perrow was born in Rockland on the Maine coast. Her grandfather was a lobsterman and her uncle fished the Grand Banks. As a child, Angeli delighted in exploring the beach with her grandmother, collecting shells and sea glass. She also started writing poems and stories when she was a child. Angeli taught elementary school… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 112 – Children’s book author Angeli Perrow

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Light Hearted ep 111 – Patos Island Light, WA; Cape Canaveral Light, FL

Patos Island is the northernmost of the San Juan Islands in the state of Washington. The 207-acre island is in the Strait of Georgia, just two miles from the Canadian border. A light and fog signal station was established in 1893 on Alden Point, the northwestern tip of the island, and a more substantial lighthouse… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 111 – Patos Island Light, WA; Cape Canaveral Light, FL

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Light Hearted special edition: Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, NYC

Use this player to hear the podcast: The Titanic Memorial Lighthouse stands today near the buildings of the South Street Seaport Museum, at the corner of Fulton and Pearl streets at the southern end of Manhattan. From 1913 to 1968, it was a familiar sight in its location atop the Seaman’s Church Institute, overlooking the… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition: Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, NYC

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Light Hearted ep 110 – Ken Morton, Sandy Neck Lighthouse, Cape Cod, MA

Sandy Neck is a half-mile wide, six-mile long peninsula on the north side of Cape Cod, marking the entrance to Barnstable Harbor as well as the approach to the small harbor at Yarmouthport. A light station at the eastern tip of Sandy Neck went into service on October 1, 1826. The original lighthouse was replaced… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 110 – Ken Morton, Sandy Neck Lighthouse, Cape Cod, MA

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Light Hearted ep 109 – Joe Flemming, Chris Mills; Sambro Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

Use this player to listen to the podcast episode: The brightly striped red and white tower on Sambro Island, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is the oldest lighthouse in the Americas. The first act passed by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, on October 2, 1758, authorized the lighthouse. It was paid for by a… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 109 – Joe Flemming, Chris Mills; Sambro Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

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Light Hearted ep 108 – Sarah Jones, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia

Use this player to listen to the podcast episode: Tybee Island’s Lighthouse is the oldest and tallest in Georgia, and it’s one of the most intact historic light stations in the U.S. The Savannah River marks the border between Georgia and South Carolina. The river was vital to the early development of the area, including… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 108 – Sarah Jones, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia

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Light Hearted ep 107 – Dan Spinella and Artworks Florida; Scottish architect/artist Alan Dunlop

Use this player to hear the podcast: Dan Spinella began his Fresnel lens research and restoration work in 1992. His first project was to provide engineering drawings to aid in the restoration of the St. Augustine Lighthouse first-order Fresnel lens. Several restoration projects followed, using both acrylic and glass prisms used to restore historic Fresnel… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 107 – Dan Spinella and Artworks Florida; Scottish architect/artist Alan Dunlop