Jeremy D'Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society. He has lectured and narrated cruises throughout New England, and he hosts the U.S. Lighthouse Society's weekly podcast, Light Hearted. Jeremy emphasizes the rich human history of lighthouse keepers and their families in his presentations.
ContactJeremy D'EntremontPortsmouth, NH email@example.comHome: 603-431-9155Cell: 603-828-9243
Available Program Formats: In person or online presentations
Jeremy D'Entremont highlights the fascinating stories of the lighhouse keepers and their families who, beginning in 1771, mainainted the lighthouses between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and York, Maine: Portsmouth Harbor Light, Whaleback Light, White Island (Isles of Shoals) Light, Boon Island Light, and Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light. The histories of these lighthouses and their keepers reveal rich human interest stories and fascinating lore, from rescues and heroism to isolation and tragedy, and even ghost stories.
Information about the present-day preservation efforts for these maritime sentinels is also discussed.
Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D'Entremont tells the history of New England's historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.
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