Event

Grand Slam Lighthouse “Virtual Cruise”

Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s all-day “Grand Slam” lighthouse cruises every July cruises close to 17 -18 lighthouses on the northern Maine coast and in New Brunswick, Canada. The 2020 cruise didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, this “virtual cruise” with lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont, photographer Mike Leonard, and Julie Taylor of Bar Harbor… Continue reading Grand Slam Lighthouse “Virtual Cruise”

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 73 – Karen Zacharuk, Keeper at Cape Beale, BC

With local maritime commerce in the area growing, the high cliffs of Cape Beale on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, were surveyed for a lighthouse in the early 1870s. A 31-foot-tall wooden tower was constructed with a powerful second-order lens in the lantern, and the station began service in 1874.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 73 – Karen Zacharuk, Keeper at Cape Beale, BC

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – July 24, 2020

New fund ensures preservation of Round Island Lighthouse (MI) The future of the Round Island Lighthouse, in the Straits of Mackinac, is bright thanks to a new fund set-up through the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. The fund has been established by the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society as a way to ensure the long-term preservation of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 24, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 72 – Sean Todd, Mount Desert Rock, Maine

More than 20 miles from the nearest port at Mount Desert Island in Maine, low-lying, wave-swept Mount Desert Rock is only about 17 feet above sea level at its highest point. Congress appropriated $5,000 for a lighthouse on Mount Desert Rock on March 2, 1829, to aid mariners heading to Frenchman and Blue Hill Bays… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 72 – Sean Todd, Mount Desert Rock, Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 17, 2020

Meet the United States’s Only Official Lighthouse Keeper, Sally Snowman at Boston Light (MA) Today, she [Sally Snowman] said, she is helping to oversee the handing over of the lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard to some as-yet-undecided entity, “that can really do it justice out there [and] make a wonderful visitor experience,” she said,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 17, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted redux – Episode 8, Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1

This episode was originally released on June 27, 2019. The featured interview is with Casey Moulton of the Braddock Point Lighthouse on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Hilton, New York, a few miles northwest of Rochester. The magnificent Victorian keeper’s house is operated as a bed and breakfast inn. Also, host Jeremy D’Entremont… Continue reading Light Hearted redux – Episode 8, Casey Moulton, Braddock Point, NY; Eddystone Part 1

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 71 – John Anderson, Great Duck Island, Maine

This is the first of two episodes focusing on light stations that are owned by the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Great Duck Island is more than 200 acres in size and about nine miles south of the much larger Mount Desert Island. The Lighthouse Board recommended a light station on the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 71 – John Anderson, Great Duck Island, Maine