October 17, 2022
Virtual - Haunted Lighthouses of New England with Author Jeremy D'Entremont *For Adults
Monday, October 17, 2022
Lighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a "dark side." Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies that have utilized lighthouses as their settings. This presentation will focus on some of the macabre tales of New England’s coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.
Jeremy D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, Light Hearted. He has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. He has also appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses.
NOTE: This program will be recorded and available to view on the Ashland Library's YouTube Channel.
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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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