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Mystery at Eilean Mor Lighthouse, Scotland

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Coffin Road by Peter May

British author Peter May has written another thrilling murder mystery in which the Eilean Mor Lighthouse has a prominent role. The lighthouse is located on an island of the same name in the Flannan Isles off the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. In December of 1900 all three lightkeepers vanished without a trace. In the novel, titled Coffin Road, the main character in the novel regularly visits the island, supposedly writing a book.

For those who went on the lighthouse trip to the Outer Hebrides in 2015, trip leaders Chris and Janet Brookes introduced us to Peter May by giving everyone a copy of another murder mystery, The Blackhouse, so participants could get a sense of life in the Outer Hebrides.

Coffin Road was published in Great Britain in 2016 by Quercus, ISBN 978-1-78429-313-0.

Submitted by Dick Richardson, U.S. Lighthouse Society member, February 6, 2017

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Lighthouses in Art · News · Preservation

The Last Lightkeepers

If you have not already viewed these wonderful videos on Facebook, I encourage you to take a look. Documentary-style filmmaker Robert Apse follows modern-day keepers in New England including Jeremy D’Entremont at Portsmouth Harbor, NH; Ford Reiche at Halfway Rock, ME; Paul St. Germain at Thacher Island, MA; and Bob Trapani at Owls Head, ME. These beautiful videos are showcased with other New England topics at Wandergroove.com.

The first video in the lighthouse keeper series is below. The others will automatically follow. To see the full playlist, click the upper left corner.

Many thanks to filmmaker Robert Aspe and Marmoset for documenting stories of lighthouse preservation.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, December 29, 2016

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. Please consider joining the U.S. Lighthouse Society if you are not already a member. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to candace@uslhs.org.

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Music Video Features Virginia V and Admiralty Head Lighthouse

U.S. Lighthouse Society News has created a new category — Lighthouses in Art. Erin Nichole Boyt, Director/Choreographer, submitted The Navigator Official Music Video, featuring a Seattle-based musical duo, March to May and the Version Excursion Dance Company. If you look closely some of The Navigator was shot at Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park on Whidbey Island, near Seattle. It also features the historic steamer Virginia V.

Based on submission by Erin Nichole Boyt, December 15, 2016

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. Please consider joining the U.S. Lighthouse Society if you are not already a member. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to candace@uslhs.org.