Lighthouses are essential aids to navigation for all vessels approaching land all over the world, and also beautiful, romantic and fascinating structures with a rich history of sea stories, people, architecture and technology.
From the first lighthouse in the US to the latest digital automatic ones, Anne Peskin will enlighten us with interesting stories of the history of the lights themselves, and many of the characters and lives of the lighthouse keepers who lived in quiet isolation, lighting and keeping them burning night after night for hundreds of years. Meet up with dozens of Singles Under Sail club members as Anne tells the fascinating story of lighthouses in the US: Where are they located? What do they look like? Who were the lighthouse keepers?
Anne Peskin is a retired professor of mathematics who admits her primary avocation is boating. She has sailed her 32' Sabre as far as Maine and crewed/raced on boats from Marion, MA to Trinidad. Anne has taken all the courses of both Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary, taught Advanced Piloting, and was the first woman commander of the Stamford Power Squadron.
Meet up with dozens of SUS club members at this entertaining event and learn of their September & October sailing schedule, their organization, and how to get out on their boats. The SUS club has more than 145 members and a large portion attends these program meetings.