Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 52 – Mary Habstritt, Lighthouse Tender Lilac

Lighthouse tenders were ships that were specifically designed to maintain, support, or tend to lighthouses or lightships by providing supplies, fuel, mail, and transportation. The tender Lilac was launched in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1933. Nearly 175 feet long, Lilac was equipped with a steam-powered boom that could lift buoys weighing 14 tons or more. Lilac… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 52 – Mary Habstritt, Lighthouse Tender Lilac

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Episode 11 – Host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews John Geurtsen, vice commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1, which serves the Cape Cod area. John is involved with the public tours of Chatham Lighthouse. Jeremy and co-host Michelle Jewell Shaw cover the early history of the first lighthouse on the North American continent, Boston… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 3

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Episode 6 – Host jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Cindy Johnson discuss the Kõpu Lighthouse on the Estonian Island of Hiiumaa, originally built in 1531. It’s the third oldest operating lighthouse in the world. The featured interview is with Anne E. Witsenburg of Monumentsfund Aruba, the organization that manages the California Lighthouse near the northern tip… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 2

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Following is an index of all episodes of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, Light Hearted. Hosted by Jeremy D’Entremont. Episode 1 – Featured is an interview with Sophie Blackall, award winning author and illustrator of the children’s book Hello Lighthouse, winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal as the most distinguished American picture book of the… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 1

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 20, 2020

Lighthouse organizations and museums deal with the COVID-19 pandemic We know this has been a difficult and stressful time for many of our friends in the lighthouse world. We will remain a strong community and we will persevere, knowing that brighter days will return. Like everyone in the U.S. and elsewhere, people in the lighthouse… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 20, 2020

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Light Hearted ep 51 – Peter Gellatly, “Following the Lights” (Scottish Lighthouses)

Peter Gellatly is a lecturer in accounting and administration at the Coatbridge campus of New College Lanarkshire in Scotland. About 25 years ago he saw a lighthouse on his way to the Isle of Man, and he was mesmerized. He has photographed many lighthouses on his travels over the years, and more recently he has… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 51 – Peter Gellatly, “Following the Lights” (Scottish Lighthouses)

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 13, 2020

Point Sur Lighthouse (CA) to reopen soon California’s Point Sur Lighthouse, situated on a dramatic volcanic outcrop on the central coast, has been closed for the past 14 months as repairs have been completed to one of its five access bridges. The repairs are nearly complete; tours of the lighthouse will soon resume and new… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 13, 2020

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Light Hearted Ep 50 – A lighthearted discussion with Michelle, Cindy, and Jeremy

The United States Lighthouse podcast Light Hearted was launched in June 2019 as the only podcast completely devoted to lighthouses and their history, preservation, and lore. This marks the fiftieth episode, not counting a few “special editions.” To mark this milestone, this episode is different than most. Rather than featuring an interview with a guest… Continue reading Light Hearted Ep 50 – A lighthearted discussion with Michelle, Cindy, and Jeremy