California’s iconic Pigeon Point Lighthouse, located on the central coast between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, has been guiding mariners since 1872. California State Parks recently announced an $16 million restoration of the lighthouse. Contractors will refurbish or replace all the ironwork throughout the tower, and masonry elements will also be repaired or replaced as needed. Today’s guest, Julie Barrow, is the special projects coordinator at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park.
Also included in this episode is one of our occasional “Be a Lighthouse” segments. This past Christmas Day, a very special community dinner was served by the fire department in Ogunquit, Maine. The Ogunquit Fire Department has also been helping firefighters in Ukraine. Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont spoke with Ogunquit Fire Chief Russell Osgood about these initiatives.