USLHS Podcast - Light Hearted

Below you will find special video episodes of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast Light Hearted... enjoy!

Valentia Island is on the southwest coast of Ireland, in the southwest part of County Kerry. The island’s lighthouse, built on the grounds of a 17th century fort at Cromwell Point, began service in February 1841. The keeper's house is now fully restored as a museum, and visitors get to climb the lighthouse tower for a spectacular 360-degree view of the wild Atlantic. Lucian Horvat is the project manager for the Valentia Island Development Company, which has been developing the light station as a tourist destination in collaboration with the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Kerry County Council. Valentia Island Lighthouse is one of the founding members of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, a branded partnership established in 2016.


"Courage Like Kate: The True Story of a Girl Lighthouse Keeper" is a new children’s picture book biography based on the life of Kate Moore, a lighthouse keeper in the 19th century at Fayerweather Island in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The book is written by Anna Crowley Redding and beautifully illustrated by Emily Sutton. As an investigative TV reporter, Anna Crowley Redding received multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and an Emmy Award, and was recognized by the Associated Press. Anna’s debut young adult nonfiction book "Google It: A History of Google" explored the extraordinary tale of the startup of one of the world’s most innovative companies. Her other books include "Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World" and "Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough." She’s written several picture books for children, including "Rescuing the Declaration of Independence," "Chowder Rules! The True Story of an Epic Food Fight," and "The Gravity Tree." Anna and her two boys live near Portland, Maine.