History of Lighthouses: Bonfires to Satellites

Course Dates: 
5 weeks: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 2018
Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.
Wayne Wheeler
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

In this overview of lighthouses of the world and history of United States’ lighthouses, we will look at the life of a lighthouse keeper, the architecture and technical aspects of lighthouses such as lens and fog signals, and lighthouse administration. We will examine the creative re-use of light stations, lightships and minor aids to navigation, all told with humor, music and visuals. We will also spend time exploring the seven lighthouses that dot the coast of North Carolina.

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Wayne Wheeler (wswheeler3@yahoo.com) is a retired Coast Guard officer and president and founder of the United States Lighthouse Society.