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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

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Light Hearted podcast survey

Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast survey

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Light Hearted ep 163 – Larry and Marolyn Becker, Pointe aux Barques, Michigan

Pointe aux Barques, on Lake Huron at the northeastern tip of the part of Michigan known as “The Thumb,” takes its name from a French phrase meaning “point of little boats.” A dangerous reef extending almost two miles from the point was a hazard to shipping traffic heading north along the Lake Huron shore. The… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 163 – Larry and Marolyn Becker, Pointe aux Barques, Michigan

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Light Hearted Special Edition – Tetiana Manziuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

In this special episode, Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Tetiana Manziuk of Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. Tetiana — or Tanya, as she’s known — is the Alumni Officer at House of Europe, a non-governmental organization fostering professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their colleagues in European Union countries. In this conversation,… Continue reading Light Hearted Special Edition – Tetiana Manziuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Light Hearted ep 162 – Sarah Wassberg Johnson, Hudson River Maritime Museum/Rondout Lighthouse, NY

Located on the historic waterfront of Rondout, New York, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. The museum’s collections include historic vessels, objects, archival material, and art related to Hudson River transportation,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 162 – Sarah Wassberg Johnson, Hudson River Maritime Museum/Rondout Lighthouse, NY

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Light Hearted ep 161 – Amy Maxwell Chase and Mark Boyt, Bolivar Point, TX, “Be a Lighthouse” #3

Listen to the podcast with this player: The Port of Galveston, Texas, which was established in 1825, eventually became the busiest port on the Gulf Coast and the second busiest in the country after New York City. Bolivar Point is at the southwestern end of the Bolivar Peninsula, marking the east side of the entrance… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 161 – Amy Maxwell Chase and Mark Boyt, Bolivar Point, TX, “Be a Lighthouse” #3

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Light Hearted ep 160 – Megan Beck, Noble Maritime Collection and Robbins Reef, NY; “Be a Lighthouse” #2

The mission of the Noble Maritime Collection, an art and history museum on Staten Island, New York, is to present exhibitions and programs that celebrate the working waterfront of New York Harbor in the tradition of the distinguished artist John A. Noble. The museum is located on the former grounds of the retirement home known… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 160 – Megan Beck, Noble Maritime Collection and Robbins Reef, NY; “Be a Lighthouse” #2

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Light Hearted ep 159 – Rear Admiral Dan May, U.S. Coast Guard ocean engineer, pt 2 of 2

Retired Rear Admiral Daniel R. May graduated with a degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1979. He spent more than three decades working on many lighthouse-related projects from the Carolinas to Maine. In part two of this two-part interview, Dan talks about more lighthouses he worked on, including Plum Island… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 159 – Rear Admiral Dan May, U.S. Coast Guard ocean engineer, pt 2 of 2