History Bites: American Lighthouses and the Restoration of Fayerweather Light with Jeremy D’Entremont
September 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jeremy D’Entremont is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is also the host of the podcast “Light Hearted” for the U.S. Lighthouse Society and has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs discussing lighthouse history. His presentations always highlight the rich human history of lighthouses, focusing on the fascinating lives of lighthouse keepers and their families.
Jeremy’s talk will feature highlights from the history of these lighthouses in the Bridgeport area: Black Rock Harbor (Fayerweather Island) Light, Penfield Reef Light, Tongue Point Light, and the now lost Bridgeport Harbor Light. All of these light stations have interesting personalities attached to them, and Jeremy will tell their stories with the help of old and new photos from various archives and his personal collection.
Co-presented with Black Rock 375 and the Black Rock Community Council.
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.