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Light Hearted ep 180 – Bruce Lynn, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, MI

July 2, 2022 Whitefish Point, near the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is a critical turning point for maritime traffic entering Lake Superior. The point marks the eastern end of a notorious 80-mile stretch of shoreline that’s known as Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. Of 550 known major shipwrecks in the vicinity, at least 200… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 180 – Bruce Lynn, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, MI

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Keeper’s house at Prospect Harbor, Maine, badly damaged by fire

Maine’s state fire marshal’s office has ruled a fire in the keeper’s house in Prospect Harbor on Monday morning as accidental. The fire reportedly started in a ventilation fan located in the ceiling in a bathroom. The lighthouse tower was not damaged in the fire. Ten departments helped fight the fire in the historic wood-frame… Continue reading Keeper’s house at Prospect Harbor, Maine, badly damaged by fire

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Plum Beach Lighthouse President David Zapatka to be featured on upcoming Today Show spot

Plum Beach Lighthouse president and North Kingstown resident David Zapatka will soon be featured on NBC’s Today Show highlighting his lighthouse night photography project, USA Stars & Lights. On Wednesday, June 22, he sat for a taped interview with the show’s Hoda Kotb at the Fire Island Lighthouse Lens Museum on Long Island. For the… Continue reading Plum Beach Lighthouse President David Zapatka to be featured on upcoming Today Show spot

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Light Hearted ep 179 – Lighthouse preservationist Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel retired as editorial page editor of The Buffalo News in 2011, after a 41-year journalism career that included three decades as a reporter and feature writer. Mike was the organizer and founding president of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association, which began restoration of Buffalo, New York’s historic 1833 lighthouse in 1985. Mike’s work at… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 179 – Lighthouse preservationist Mike Vogel

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 24, 2022

New London Maritime Society (CT) offers lighthouse tours The New London Maritime Society is dedicating efforts to increase public access and lighthouse preservation with trips and a New London family discount this summer. NLMS has dubbed July and August of this year Lighthouse Summer. NLMS will offer weekend trips to Harbor and Ledge lighthouses through… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 24, 2022

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Light Hearted ep 178 – Craig Wilson, Old Mackinac Point, MI; Karen Hintz, Eagle Harbor, MI

There are two interviews related to Michigan lighthouses in this episode, plus a special “Be a Lighthouse” segment for Father’s Day, with co-host Sarah MacHugh interviewing her father about his company, Adaptive Design Hudson River. The Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and also mark the dividing line between Michigan’s Upper… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 178 – Craig Wilson, Old Mackinac Point, MI; Karen Hintz, Eagle Harbor, MI

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Climb to the top of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, California

MENDOCINO, CA, June 2022 Photos by Mikael Blaisdell Last weekend, volunteers for the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 led visitors to the top of Mendocino’s historic 1909 lighthouse. This was a very special occasion, because these were the first lens tours held since March of 2020, when COVID-19 shut… Continue reading Climb to the top of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, California

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Light Hearted special edition – Bruce Weir and Sailors’ Snug Harbor, New York

Sailors’ Snug Harbor is a collection of nineteenth-century buildings on the north shore of Staten Island in New York City.  It was founded as a retirement home for sailors using funds bequeathed by Captain Robert Richard Randall when he died in 1801. Sailors’ Snug Harbor opened in 1833 and expanded over the years to more… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – Bruce Weir and Sailors’ Snug Harbor, New York