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Monday, July 10, 2006

Podcast on MI Lighthouses; NY Tugboat Threatened

The state of Michigan is ahead of just about everybody in promoting its maritime heritage. And they've got help in Congress. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has published a podcast in which she sings the praises of the state's Lake Michigan lighthouses. Podcasts are relatively easy to produce (I was once an audio producer, so I know) and the Internet makes distribution brain-dead easy and cheap. Every heritage organization should look into this option.

Wawona's troubles are far worse than this Cape Cod tugboat, but I thought it offered an interesting twist to the tale of losing our maritime history. The story is from the New York Times, and you may need to register to view it. BTW, check out Seattle's own historic tugboat, the Arthur Foss.

Are you podcasting heritage content? If so, let me know about it by commenting below.


Blogger Kelly said...


Mystic Seaport's podcasts are up and running! You can subscribe through itunes or check them out at

Right now content is mostly promotional but some heritage-type podcasts are beginning to show up too.

12:23 PM

Blogger Joe Follansbee said...

Many thanks, Kelly. This is very cool.

12:33 PM


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