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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

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Light Hearted ep 106 – Tim Bailey, light keeper at Halfway Rock, Maine; photo tips with Mike Leonard

Use this player to listen to the podcast episode: Halfway Rock is a windswept, rocky ledge far out in Maine’s Casco Bay, about nine miles east of Portland Head. Its name comes from its location about halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small. A 76-foot granite lighthouse tower was built on the ledge in the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 106 – Tim Bailey, light keeper at Halfway Rock, Maine; photo tips with Mike Leonard

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Light Hearted Special Edition – the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Emergency Relief Grants

Although our nation has made much progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and we can now all start to see a guiding light at the end of the tunnel, it will still be several months before lighthouse visitation picks up to near-normal levels and for some organizations that may not happen until the 2022 season.… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Edition – the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Emergency Relief Grants

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Light Hearted podcast – Index page 21

Episode 101 – (Part 1 of 2) 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… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 21