**POSTPONED, dated TBD**Kevin Duffus sheds light on the earliest attempts to guide a ship ashore using historical drawings and maps to present a wide-ranging discussion of NC’s colorful, five-century lighthouse heritage, and the first known Carolina shipwreck. He also will outline the development of lighthouse technology and architecture, talk about times when the lighthouses were burned, blown up or battered, and when lightships were sunk during wars and storms. He’ll also share stories about roguish lighthouse keepers — including one accused of purposely wrecking ships, and others who helped steal their own lenses. Duffus is an award-winning author, researcher, and filmmaker who has made significant discoveries about NC’s coastal history. He has received a Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award among others. Duffus’s appearance is made possible by funding from the NC Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Friends of the Library.