photography

Split Rock Lighthouse photos by Pete Lerro

Pete Lerro is a photographer living in Pennsylvania. When he’s not on assignment, he organizes photo workshops across the country. With Pete’s unique workshops, guests can expect special access, private photo sessions, and a night of professional photography seminars. Check his website at www.lerrophotography.com for more information on his workshops, and to see many of… Continue reading Split Rock Lighthouse photos by Pete Lerro

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 95 – Filmmaker Rob Apse and “The Last Lightkeepers”; Dwight Berry on the lighthouses of NC’s Outer Banks

Filmmaker Rob Apse was born and raised in Reading, Massachusetts, but he spent summers on the coast of Maine and at Great East Lake in New Hampshire, boating, fishing, and exploring. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Cinema Production, he’s worked almost 10 years in creative marketing. After realizing he had a… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 95 – Filmmaker Rob Apse and “The Last Lightkeepers”; Dwight Berry on the lighthouses of NC’s Outer Banks

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – December 26, 2020

Secret Santa leaves $100 at Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine It’s an act of kindness before the holidays. A Secret Santa left $100 at Nubble Lighthouse in York. “Brought a few tears to my eyes,” Wendy Collins said. Wendy Collins has been going to the lighthouse nearly every day to watch the sunrise. On Tuesday,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 26, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 94 – Desiree Heveroh, East Brother Island Light Station, CA; FL lighthouse history with Ralph Krugler

In March 1871, Congress appropriated funds for a lighthouse on the east side of California’s San Pablo Strait. It was decided that East Brother Island, about 1000 feet offshore on the east side of the strait, would be a good location. The style chosen was the handsome Stick Style design developed by architect Paul Pelz… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 94 – Desiree Heveroh, East Brother Island Light Station, CA; FL lighthouse history with Ralph Krugler

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Lighthouse News of the Week – December 18, 2020

Cape Hatteras (NC) 150th birthday celebrated on December 16 A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first lighting of the current Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina was held on December 16, and a video has been released to commemorate the historic occasion. Watch it here: Use this player to hear an interview with… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 18, 2020

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Light Hearted special edition – Dolly Snow Bicknell and the Flying Santa

The Flying Santa tradition traces its origins to a pioneering pilot named Bill Wincapaw. Wincapaw flew amphibious airplanes around the Penobscot Bay region in Maine. He often relied on the area’s lighthouses to get him safely home. To show his appreciation to the lighthouse keepers and their families, on Christmas Day 1929 he loaded his… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – Dolly Snow Bicknell and the Flying Santa

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 93 – Mark Davies and the Chance Heritage Trust

The Chance Brothers and Company glassworks began producing glass in 1824 at their facility in Smethwick, West Midlands, England. Before too long, the company became known as the best glass manufacturer in Britain. In addition to producing sheet glass, Chance Brothers perfected methods of manufacturing optical glass for telescopes. In 1848, Chance Brothers began working… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 93 – Mark Davies and the Chance Heritage Trust

Light Hearted

Light Hearted redux – Ep 13; Gary Childs of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation; early lighthouse illumination

This episode of Light Hearted was originally released on July 12, 2019. You can listen with the player below. The entire transcript follows. This was the third of three “Cape Cod Week” episodes. Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Gary Childs, chair of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. The chapter cares for three lighthouses in the… Continue reading Light Hearted redux – Ep 13; Gary Childs of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation; early lighthouse illumination