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Light Hearted 197 – Jim & Joyce Spencer, Karen & Dan McLean; Doubling Point Lighthouse, Maine, pt 1 of 2

The city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, has long been known as the City of Ships. By 1800, Bath’s shipyards were producing vessels used in domestic and international trade. Doubling Point Lighthouse was established in 1898 on the northwest end of Arrowsic Island, at a sharp double bend in the Kennebec River, near… Continue reading Light Hearted 197 – Jim & Joyce Spencer, Karen & Dan McLean; Doubling Point Lighthouse, Maine, pt 1 of 2

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Light Hearted ep 196 – Patricia Heyer, “Haunted Jersey Shore: Beaches, Boardwalks, and Lighthouses”

Patricia Heyer is a history buff with an interest in coastal folklore as well as research and marine science. She has written extensively for both children and adults during her career. She coauthored Shark Attacks of the New Jersey Shore: A History with her husband, Robert, in 2020. In 2021, Shark Attacks of New York: A History was released,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 196 – Patricia Heyer, “Haunted Jersey Shore: Beaches, Boardwalks, and Lighthouses”

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Light Hearted ep 195 – Wood Island Lighthouse, Maine, pt 2

October 16, 2022 This is part two of a two-part interview with three people involved with the preservation of historic Wood Island Light Station near Biddeford Pool in southern Maine. Brad Coupe is one of the founders of Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse and served as its longtime chairperson, and George Bruns is the current… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 195 – Wood Island Lighthouse, Maine, pt 2

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Lighthouse News of the Week

News of the week October 14, 2022 “Demolition by neglect”: Historic 150-year-old Stepping Stones (NY) lighthouse could be lost without major restoration LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — A Long Island lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places could be lost. Preservationists warn that decades of decay could doom the 150-year-old Stepping Stones Lighthouse.  Corrective work was… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Light Hearted ep 194 – Richard Parsons, George Bruns, Brad Coupe; Wood Island Light Station, Maine, pt 1

October 9, 2022 Maine’s Wood Island, about 35 acres in size, is about two miles east of the entrance to the Saco River and less than a mile from the village known as Biddeford Pool. Congress appropriated $5,000 for a lighthouse on Wood Island in March 1806 and the light began service in 1808. The… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 194 – Richard Parsons, George Bruns, Brad Coupe; Wood Island Light Station, Maine, pt 1