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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

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Light Hearted ep 12 – Nauset Light, Cape Cod; Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad; Boston Light part 2

Join host Jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw for the second of three “Cape Cod Week” episodes. Jeremy interviews Betsy Richards, president of the Nauset Light Preservation Society, and Hawkins Conrad, who was the group’s first president in its formative days in the 1990s. Michelle and Jeremy discuss more of the early history of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 12 – Nauset Light, Cape Cod; Betsy Richards and Hawkins Conrad; Boston Light part 2

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Light Hearted ep 11 – John Geurtsen, Chatham, Cape Cod; Boston Light part 1

It’s Cape Cod Week on Light Hearted! In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews John Geurtsen, vice commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1, which serves the Cape Cod area. John is involved with the public tours of Chatham Lighthouse, and that is what he discussed with Jeremy. Jeremy and co-host Michelle Jewell… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 11 – John Geurtsen, Chatham, Cape Cod; Boston Light part 1

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Light Hearted Ep 10 – Paul St. Germain, Straitsmouth Island; Eddystone part 3

In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Paul St. Germain, author/historian and president of the nonprofit Thacher Island Association, about recent progress at Straitsmouth Island Light Station off Rockport on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Tremendous strides have been made in the restoration of the property, which will soon be accessible to the public. Jeremy and co-host… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 10 – Paul St. Germain, Straitsmouth Island; Eddystone part 3

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Light Hearted Ep 9 – Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

Host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Annie C. Harris, director of Essex Heritage. The non-profit organization promotes the cultural heritage of Essex County, Massachusetts, and owns the Bakers Island Light Station in Salem. The station consists of an 1820 lighthouse tower, two keepers’ houses, and outbuildings. Through Essex Heritage, tours of the historic light station are available,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 9 – Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

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Light Hearted Ep. 8 – Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1

In the latest episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw discuss the first tower on the Eddystone Rocks off Plymouth, England, designed by the colorful showman Henry Winstanley and completed in 1698. The feature interview is with Casey Moulton of the Braddock Point Lighthouse on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Hilton,… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep. 8 – Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1