New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

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Everyone knows 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.

D’Entremont has written more than 20 books on lighthouse history and other maritime topics. He is the President of the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.

Co-sponsored by the East Providence Historical Society, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, and the East Providence Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. This progrm is free and open to all.