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Lighthouse News of the Week

Mission Point Lighthouse to host 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival in August The Michigan Lighthouse Festival is a traveling event, taking place at a different lighthouse each year. Mission Point Lighthouse will be the guest of honor as it hosts the 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival, August 7-8. That date also coincides with National Lighthouse Day, Aug.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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A Lightship Christmas

We thought you might enjoy these videos this holiday season! British Movietone News – A Christmas tree goes to sea (year unknown) Together with suitable Christmas fare, it’s put aboard a small fishing boat at Eastbourne for a seven mile trip to the lightship “Royal Sovereign.” Lonely Lightship’s Christmas – BFI National Archive (1922) Father… Continue reading A Lightship Christmas

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Light Hearted ep 39 – John Potvin, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, Maryland

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is probably the best-known lighthouse in Maryland, and it has many distinctions. It’s the last surviving screwpile lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay, and it’s one of the few lighthouses in the United States to be designated a National Historic Landmark. It’s weathered many storms but it’s now in need of help. John… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 39 – John Potvin, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, Maryland

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Call to lighthouse volunteers and staff

Do you work or volunteer at a lighthouse, lightship, or a maritime museum? Do you believe passionately in preserving our maritime history? If so, the producer/host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast Light Hearted would love to hear from you. What do you love about your lighthouse? Why do you volunteer? Why do you care… Continue reading Call to lighthouse volunteers and staff

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Light Hearted ep 38 – Scott Brown, Sakonnet Point Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Featured in this episode of Light Hearted is an interview with Scott Brown, president of Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse. In 1882, Congress appropriated $20,000 for a lighthouse on Little Cormorant Rock at the entrance to Rhode Island’s Sakonnet River, near Little Compton. Sakonnet Point Lighthouse is a typical offshore “sparkplug” lighthouse of its period. The… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 38 – Scott Brown, Sakonnet Point Lighthouse, Rhode Island

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Light Hearted ep 37 – Bruce Williams and Phil Blagys; Bridgeport, CT, and Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse

With its harbor at the mouth of the Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, Connecticut, became a center of trade, shipbuilding, and whaling. This episode of Light Hearted features two interviews related to the history of lighthouses in the vicinity of Bridgeport, with Bruce Williams and Phil Blagys. Captain’s Cove Seaport is a major attraction in Bridgeport, with… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 37 – Bruce Williams and Phil Blagys; Bridgeport, CT, and Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse