July 31, 2018
Local History Talk:
The Lighthouses of Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine
with author Jeremy D’Entremont
Tuesday August 14 | 7 PM
Levenson Community Room
The library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with Jeremy D’Entremont, author of Wave-Swept Lighthouses of New England (2018). Copies of the book will be available for purchase!
The lighthouse is a pervasive icon in our culture, often used to symbolize positive qualities like faith, guidance, strength, and steadfastness. Jeremy's presentation will focus on the rich history of the lighthouses between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and York, Maine, focusing primarily on the fascinating stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. The lighthouses covered in Jeremy's presentation will be Portsmouth Harbor Light, Whaleback Light, White Island (isles of Shoals) Light, Boon Island Light, and Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light. Included will be information about the present-day preservation efforts for these maritime sentinels.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of 21 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout New England.