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Light Hearted Ep 15 – John Mann, Felipe De Paula, Ponce Inlet, Florida; invention of the Fresnel lens

Light Hearted

John Mann and Felipe De Paula at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse MuseumPonce Inlet Lighthouse. Photo by Jeremy D'EntremontJoin hosts Jeremy D'Entremont and Cindy Johnson for the second of three "Florida Week" episodes. At 175 feet tall, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in the state and the third tallest in the United States. It became a national historic landmark in 1998. John Mann is the Lead Docent for on-site tours and community outreach, and educational programs advisor for the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Felipe De Paula is the registrar and assistant curator. Jeremy interviewed them both during a recent visit.The lens exhibit at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum. Photo by Jeremy D'EntremontIn the history segment, Cindy and Jeremy discuss Augustin-Jean Fresnel, the brilliant French civil engineer and physicist who is best remembered for the invention in the 1820s of a type of lens that increased the visibility of lighthouses and saved countless lives. There's also another trivia contest with a chance to win prizes.


17 Jul 2019

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Ponce Inlet, FL – Ep 32


Welcome to Easy to Linger. This podcast will cover the history of Ponce Inlet, Florida including racing on the beach and the lighthouse. I recommend walking or riding a bicycle on the beach while listening. Start at the restaurant, Racing’s North Turn located at 4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 . There is parking across the street from the restaurant and beach access on the south side. From North Turn walk south, the ocean will be on your left. This part of the beach doesn’t allow driving. If you walk south far enough you will see wooden pillars to block cars from driving in this area. It’s around two miles away. Once you cross those pillars you will be on a beach that allows driving. You have great views of the lighthouse on that section of the beach. Beyond that, you may walk on the Ponce Inlet Jetty. Surfers like that area because of the strong waves. Turn around to return to your starting point whenever you feel like it. First I will talk about the history of Racing’s North Turn. The restaurant stands where a racetrack once started. The post Ponce Inlet, FL – Ep 32 appeared first on EASY to LINGER.


16 Mar 2019

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TSR 002 - Ponce Inlet Trip Report

The Sailing Rode

On this episode of The Sailing Rode Podcast our featured topic is our recent weekend trip sailing the Ponce Inlet area of Florida.  For all the details and links to places mentioned in the show, go to our blog post on the Ponce Inlet Sailing Trip. We talk about a few upcoming boat projects.  We need to address water leaking through areas of the back deck which allows water to collect in the storage under the rear berth. We also need to replace our anchor rode which has chafed after 5 years of use.  It actually chafed four years ago before we started using a chafe guard.  We just placed an order with Defender marine supply for a new rode.   You can see what we bought here. Finally we review our first TSR featured product.  The TaoTronics Collapsible LED Lantern.  We found it to be a great addition to our boat equipment.  They are available in our Amazon store for $9.99.  But you may be able to get one for FREE!   Just share the podcast post on Facebook or Twitter, or if you are feeling really generous, give us a five star iTunes review and we will do a randow draw from everyone who shared or review to give away one of the lanterns. We will pull the winner on September 15th, 2015.  Thank for listening and sharing!


25 Aug 2015