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Light Hearted ep 34 – Jim Pope, keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse, Kittery, Maine

The jagged ledge known as Whaleback lurks menacingly on the northeast side of the entrance to the Piscataqua River. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the Piscataqua, was established as an important port for shipbuilding and trade before the American Revolution, and wrecks occurred around the ledges at mouth of the river with sickening regularity. The first… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 34 – Jim Pope, keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse, Kittery, Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week

Repairs are underway on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (MD) but help is still needed Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse was built in 1875 off Annapolis, Maryland. In 1999, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. “It is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse in the world in its original location, still being used for navigational purposes,” said John… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Light Hearted ep 33 – Pigeon Point, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse is tied for the tallest lighthouse tower in California at 115 feet, and it’s a favorite of sightseers and photographers. In September of this year, California State Parks officials announced that more than $9 million in state funding will go to the lighthouse for a major renovation that will take place over… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 33 – Pigeon Point, California

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Light Hearted special edition – “The Lighthouse” movie discussion

This is a special edition of Light Hearted, devoted to a discussion of the movie The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is directed and produced by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Max Eggers. Shot in black-and-white, the film follows two lighthouse keepers (portrayed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) who start to lose… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – “The Lighthouse” movie discussion

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Light Hearted ep 32 – Sam Reid, Wood Island Life Saving Station, Kittery, Maine

This podcast is devoted to lighthouses and lightships, but today’s episode takes a slight detour to a related subject. The U.S. Lifesaving Service is sometimes referred to as a sister service to the Lighthouse Service. Wood Island is a small island about a quarter of a mile inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River in… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 32 – Sam Reid, Wood Island Life Saving Station, Kittery, Maine

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New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon

An interview with Misty Anderson, General Manager and Events Coordinator for the Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, was featured in episode 28 of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast, Light Hearted. In that interview, a new nonprofit organization supporting the Heceta Head Light Station was mentioned. We thought we’d share this press release with you that… Continue reading New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon