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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 15, 2020

Boston Light available to new steward through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, has initiated the process to transfer stewardship of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 15, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted episode 3 redux – Dolly Bicknell of Project Gurnet & Bug Lights; Roman lighthouse at Dover, England

Episode 3 of the USLHS podcast “Light Hearted” was originally released on June 10, 2019. In this episode, host Jeremy D’Entremont was joined by co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw. A lighthouse history segment focused on the ancient Roman lighthouse in Dover, England. The featured interview was with Dolly Bicknell, president of Project Gurnet and Bug Lights,… Continue reading Light Hearted episode 3 redux – Dolly Bicknell of Project Gurnet & Bug Lights; Roman lighthouse at Dover, England

History Videos · Keepers

USLHS Historian Video #7: Keeper William C. Williams at Boon Island, Maine

Boon Island is a desolate pile of granite several miles off the southern Maine towns of Kittery and York. The present lighthouse, the third built on the island, went into service on New Year’s Day in 1855. It’s the tallest lighthouse in New England at 133 feet tall. Captain William Converse Williams, a native of… Continue reading USLHS Historian Video #7: Keeper William C. Williams at Boon Island, Maine

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Light Hearted ep 60 – Dave and Lynn Waller, owners of Graves Lighthouse, Massachusetts (pt 1 of 2)

Graves Lighthouse is a classic, granite, wave-swept offshore lighthouse tower on a barren ledge in outer Boston Harbor. It went into service in 1905 with a huge first-order Fresnel lens from Paris, rotating on 400 pounds of mercury, produced a light that was later upgraded to 3.2 million candlepower– it was for many years the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 60 – Dave and Lynn Waller, owners of Graves Lighthouse, Massachusetts (pt 1 of 2)

Light Hearted

Light Hearted episode 2 Redux – Chad Kaiser, New Dungeness Light Station (WA); Pharos of Alexandria, “The Light at the Edge of the World”

In episode 2 of the USLHS podcast Light Hearted, originally released on June 6, 2019, host Jeremy D’Entremont interviewed Chad Kaiser, general manager of the New Dungeness Light Station in Sequim, Washington. Chad is also a lampist (Fresnel lens expert) and preservationist, and part two of this interview was heard in episode 20. Chad and… Continue reading Light Hearted episode 2 Redux – Chad Kaiser, New Dungeness Light Station (WA); Pharos of Alexandria, “The Light at the Edge of the World”

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 59 – Richard Skidmore, Gay Head Light, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard is a great destination for anyone who’s interested in lighthouses. There are five lighthouses on the island, including Cape Poge Light on Chappaquiddick, an island that’s connected to Martha’s Vineyard. And the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven has the first-order Fresnel lens from Gay Head Lighthouse on display.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 59 – Richard Skidmore, Gay Head Light, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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Light Hearted ep 58 – Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth, “Keepers of the Light” (Gay Head Lighthouse, MA)

Gay Head Lighthouse stands in one of the most picturesque locations in New England, on top of the 130-foot-tall multicolored clay cliffs at the western edge of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, just south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The Town of Aquinnah took ownership of the lighthouse in February 2015. As of that month,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 58 – Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth, “Keepers of the Light” (Gay Head Lighthouse, MA)

Light Hearted

Light Hearted Episode 1 Redux – Sophie Blackall, author and illustrator of “Hello Lighthouse”

We’re going to start posting complete transcripts of past episodes of Light Hearted, beginning with this one — episode #1. This one features an interview with the two-time Caldecott Medal winning children’s book author and illustrator Sophie Blackall, mainly focusing on her 2018 book Hello Lighthouse. Even if you’ve listened to it before, we think… Continue reading Light Hearted Episode 1 Redux – Sophie Blackall, author and illustrator of “Hello Lighthouse”

Event · News

Online Launch Celebration for “Keepers of the Light” film on May 7 at 8 p.m.

Fresh from the announcement that starting in mid-May the documentary KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT will be distributed through American Public Television to public television stations nationwide, Film-Truth Productions has announced that the extended cut theatrical version is now available to rent online. ABOUT THE FILM: Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community… Continue reading Online Launch Celebration for “Keepers of the Light” film on May 7 at 8 p.m.