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Episode 121 – From the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, the waterways of coastal Georgia, from the St. Marys River in the south to the Savannah River in the north, were a vital part of the state’s economy. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast is the eleventh book by William Rawlings. He’s been the recipient… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 25

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Episode 116 – Pater Noster Lighthouse, off the west coast of Sweden, is operated as a small hotel. The lighthouse hotel has formed a partnership with the Göteborg Film Festival. Because of COVID restrictions, this year’s 11-day festival was held digitally, with about 70 films and premiere screenings every night. This year the festival organizer’s… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 24

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Special edition: 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 East River. The cornerstone for… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 23

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Light Hearted ep 122 – Elena Hansteensen, Littleisland Lighthouse, Norway

Listen with this player: Litløy fyr, on a small island off the northwest coast of Norway, was first lit in October 1912. For a time, it was the second most powerful lighthouse in Norway. The lighthouse was electrified in 1959 and then automated in 1991. Staff remained at the light station to maintain the property… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 122 – Elena Hansteensen, Littleisland Lighthouse, Norway

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Light Hearted episode 121 – William Rawlings, “Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast”

From the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, the waterways of coastal Georgia, from the St. Marys River in the south to the Savannah River in the north, were a vital part of the state’s economy. Georgia’s barrier islands are home to five existing lighthouses, each with its own unique style and history. Lighthouses of… Continue reading Light Hearted episode 121 – William Rawlings, “Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast”

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Light Hearted ep 120 – Abby Overton & Hunter Ingram, Old Baldy, NC

Listen to the podcast with this player: On one side of North Carolina’s Bald Head Island, the Cape Fear River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On the other, treacherous sand bars known as the Frying Pan Shoals stretch to the south for about 30 miles into the ocean. The island’s first lighthouse was established in… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 120 – Abby Overton & Hunter Ingram, Old Baldy, NC

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Light Hearted ep 119 – Mia Certic and Henry Osmers, Montauk, New York

Located at the eastern tip of Long Island, Montauk Point Light is the oldest lighthouse in New York and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the country. Construction began in 1796 and was completed in the following year. When the light station was automated and de-staffed in 1987, a museum opened in the keeper’s house,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 119 – Mia Certic and Henry Osmers, Montauk, New York

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Light Hearted special edition – Michigan’s haunted lighthouses w/ Dianna Stampfler and Nick Korstad

Listen to the podcast episode with this player: Dianna Stampfler has written countless articles for many Michigan travel and culture periodicals. In August 2004, she launched Promote Michigan to help market the people, places, and products of her home state. Dianna has also been researching Michigan’s lighthouses for more than 10 years. In 2019, she… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – Michigan’s haunted lighthouses w/ Dianna Stampfler and Nick Korstad

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Light Hearted ep 118 – John Huggins & Dan Romanchik, Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, or ARLHS, was formed in 2000. The ARLHS is devoted to maritime communications, amateur radio, lighthouses, and lightships. Its members travel to lighthouses around the world where they operate amateur radio equipment at or near the light stations. Other goals of the ARLHS include working to increase public awareness of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 118 – John Huggins & Dan Romanchik, Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

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Light Hearted Special Emergency Edition – Saving East Brother Light Station, CA

The light station on East Brother Island in Richmond, California, was established in 1874 . After nearly a century as a staffed light station, East Brother was automated and destaffed in the summer of 1969. The building deteriorated for a decade until the Coast Guard granted a license for restoration to a new nonprofit organization,… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Emergency Edition – Saving East Brother Light Station, CA