Friday, January 29, 2010
There's a nice mention of my book "The Lighthouses of Maine" at Boston.com today:
Jeremy D’Entremont has a passion for lighthouses and their history, and “The Lighthouses of Maine’’ (Commonwealth Editions, $19.95) is a highly readable and exhaustive reference to the Pine Tree State’s iconic aids to navigation. It’s worth picking up just for D’Entremont’s tales of rescues and his scrupulously researched stories of lightkeepers’ lives.
The book is available in many bookstores and from Amazon.com.
Congratulations to Matthew Allen of Wilton, Connecticut, whose model of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (New Hampshire), made of Legos, took third place in the annual “Festival of Lighthouses” contest at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut.
Nice choice of a model and a terrific job by Mr. Allen!
Click here for more info.
I took this photo in the mid-'90s, during my first visit to this lighthouse. This is the only mainland lighthouse in Connecticut that's open to the public on a regular basis.
It's well worth a visit to the tidy little Stonington Borough. Inside the lighthouse is a six-room museum of local history, including paintings, whaling and fishing gear, and an exhibit on the lighthouses of Long Island Sound. The museum, run by the Stonington Historical Society, is open May through October.