Light Hearted

Light Hearted


Latest Episodes

Light Hearted ep 54 – Laurie Perkins, Tawas Point Lighthouse, Michigan
April 06, 2020

Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Tawas Point State Park in Baldwin Township in Northern Michigan, is an attraction for maritime buffs and also a destination for birdwatchers, with spectacular views over Lake Huron and Tawas Bay.

Light Hearted Special Edition – Jack Del Nunzio, the National Archives and the J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog
April 04, 2020

J. Candace Clifford From the time it was founded in 1984, the United States Lighthouse Society has maintained an Archive of lighthouse data including photos, documents, and many other items pertaining to lighthouses, lightships,

Light Hearted ep 53 – Bob Stevenson of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD; Gary Riemenschneider, educational resources on USLHS website
March 30, 2020

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the last screwpile cottage-style light station in its original location in Chesapeake Bay. It’s located about a mile and a half offshore from the nearest point of land in Annapolis, Maryland.

Light Hearted ep 52 – Mary Habstritt, Lighthouse Tender Lilac
March 23, 2020

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.

Light Hearted ep 51 – Peter Gellatly, “Following the Lights” (Scottish Lighthouses)
March 16, 2020

Peter Gellatly 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.

Light Hearted Ep 50 – A lighthearted discussion with Michelle, Cindy, and Jeremy
March 09, 2020

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.

Light Hearted ep 49 – Katie Brydon, living history performer at Burnt Island Light Station, Maine
March 02, 2020

Katie Brydon greeting visitors at Burnt Island. Courtesy of Maine Department of Marine Resources. Katie Brydon and husband Jesse Gauthier at Burnt Island. Courtesy of Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Light Hearted ep 48 – Lenore Skomal, author of “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter”
February 24, 2020

Ida Lewis; U.S. Lighthouse Society archive February 25 is the birthday of a woman who is arguably the most famous lighthouse keeper in American history -- Ida Lewis of Lime Rock in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island.

Light Hearted ep 47 – Jeremey Richardson and Miriam Davidson, owners of Moose Peak Lighthouse, Maine
February 17, 2020

Moose Peak Lighthouse, photo by Jeremy D'Entremont This episode of Light Hearted featured an interview with the owners of one of the most rugged and remote lighthouses in New England. Congress authorized the building of a lighthouse on the east poin...

Light Hearted ep 46 – Swimming for lighthouses: Alison Richardson, Gary Sredzienski
February 10, 2020

(Use the player at the bottom of the page to hear the podcast) There are many creative ways to raise money for lighthouse preservation, and the two interview subjects in this episode of Light Hearted have found one of the most creative.