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#157658 - 11/07/04 02:59 PM 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Please place your nominations for the 2005 Wacko Badge here in this thread only. Any nominations placed elsewhere will be ignored.

Remember- no more than 10 nominations per person and if you think of only 5 and then think of more place another post in this thread- DO NOT EDIT YOUR EARIER THREAD.

Thanks,

Dennis

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#157659 - 11/07/04 04:10 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
seagirt Offline
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1) Plum Beach, RI

All I can think of right now...had this in the back of my head for a nomination. More later.
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#157660 - 11/07/04 04:55 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
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Isles of Shoals Light, New Hampshire
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#157661 - 11/07/04 06:23 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
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Loc: Bellingham, MA
Dutch Island, RI

Bert smile
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#157662 - 11/07/04 06:32 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
seagirt Offline
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After reading the news recently about it here...
2) Sand Island, AL

And I second...
3) Isle of Shoals
4) Dutch Island
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#157663 - 11/07/04 06:39 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Thanks for the quick responses everybody. Seconds and thirds , etc are good.

In fact it's the only way a Lighthouse is going to make it to the Final Vote.

I hope you all remember to make my life easier and check for that non-profit group before you nominate the Lighthouse.

I'm a lazy sort, after all. laugh

Dennis

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#157664 - 11/07/04 09:48 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
rscroope Offline
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Posts: 6801
Loc: Long Island, New York, USA
Cedar Island, Long Island laugh
Hoping it will be made in 2005? wink
Bob smile
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#157665 - 11/07/04 09:55 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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All good choices so far- but let's hear from some of those proponents of the West Coast and Great Lakes Lighthouses.

Remember also it doesn't have to have been made as a HL product this time around. It can be a HL product, but doesn't have to be.

Dennis

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#157666 - 11/07/04 10:42 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Twiggy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Central Coast California
(1) Big Sur (Ca)

(2) Point San Luis Obispo (Ca.)

(3)Piedras Blancas (Ca)
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#157667 - 11/07/04 10:43 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
MrsTLC Offline
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Registered: 04/19/00
Posts: 1962
Loc: Valley of the Sun
POINT SUR....POINT SUR...POINT SUR, CALIFORNIA cool cool Time to go West Coast again....pleassssssssssssse
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#157668 - 11/07/04 10:51 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
2beacons Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 662
Loc: Holland, MI, USA
1. Ontonagon Harbor Lighthouse, Ontonagon MI
2. Point Betsie Lighthouse, near Frankfort, MI
3. Middle Island Lighthouse, Lake Huron, MI
4. Round Island Lighthouse, Lake Huron
5. Sand Point Lighthouse, Escanaba, MI
6. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, Rock Island, WI
7. Crisp Point Lighthouse, near Paradise, MI

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#157669 - 11/07/04 11:14 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
keeperpam2 Offline
Wacko

Registered: 07/08/99
Posts: 470
Loc: Janesville,WI USA
Point Sur is my wish laugh

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#157670 - 11/08/04 12:22 AM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
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My choices: smile

Little River Lighthouse in Maine
Prospect Harbor Lighthouse in Maine
Isles of Shoals (White Island Light) in NH
Dutch Island Lighthouse in RI
Avery Point Lighthouse in CT

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Paul Conlin
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#157671 - 11/08/04 12:39 AM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Weasel58 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/99
Posts: 1666
Loc: oh' somewhere between here and...
My picks

1. Pt Sur, CA
2. Piedras Blancas, CA
3. Crooked River, FL
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#157672 - 11/08/04 04:14 AM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
MrsTLC Offline
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Posts: 1962
Loc: Valley of the Sun
My second choice I agree with Eric...
Piedras Blancas, CA
They have plans to put back the lantern room.
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#157673 - 11/08/04 07:33 AM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Bob M Offline
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Posts: 12331
Loc: North Attleboro, Mass.
My first choice would be North Light, Block Island hoping it may bring more attention to Harbour Lights finally creating that light.

My second choice would be Dutch Island Light Jamestown, RI. I pass this light all the time on our boat and it really needs some help.

My third choice would be Cedar Point Light Long Island, NY. I have visited this light a few times and it is very unique. It would also make a great HL.

My fourth choice would be Race Point Light Provincetown, MA. They've done some great work out there. I really enjoyed my tour of the light during the "Headlights for Lighthouses" event last Spring.

My fifth choice would be Sakonnet Point Light Little Compton, RI. This light received a lot of attention and I believe was relit around 1997. Who ever the volunteers were that restored this light certainly deserve a lot of credit for their work. I often pass this light on my way to Cuttyhunk Island and Martha's Vineyard. It looks great!

smile Bob smile

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#157674 - 11/08/04 12:37 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
bonnebert Offline
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Let's see, so many in need of funds.

1. Cedar Island, NY
2. Sand Island, AL

I know I will think of more later, and will post.

Joyce

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#157675 - 11/08/04 02:13 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Hey everybody these nominations are great but I want to remind everyone to do a little research before you nominate a Lighthouse.

I'm going to take several out of the running for the nomination due to not being in compliance with the posted rules for this process. Please do not add your nomination for the following Lighthouses at this point.

Here they are. If you can find any information refuting my decision please send it along and I'll add them back to the list-

Outer Island, WI- government owned. no evidence found of a non-profit group in place

Raspberry Island, WI- government owned. no evidence of a non-profit group in place.

New Bedford Lightship- government owned. no evidence of a non-profit group in place.

Brandywine Shoal- government owned. no non-profit group in place.

Fort niagra, NY- state park. no non-profit group involved.

Morris Island, SC- prior Wacko Badge.

Thanks for all the nominations. I again ask if you have a website for the Lighthouse or a link to the non-profit group list it in your nominations to help others decide who to nominate.

Dennis

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#157676 - 11/08/04 02:22 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Lorie Roe Offline
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 2005
Loc: St. George, UT USA


My vote is for Cedar Island, NY . This beautiful lighthouse is located on Long Island. As you can see from the picture, it has very nice stone work and the exterior looks to be in decent condition.

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#157677 - 11/08/04 02:45 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
rgurskey Offline
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Registered: 09/19/01
Posts: 576
Loc: McLean, VA, USA
1. East Point, NJ
2. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, Rock Island, WI
3. Cedar Island, NY
4. Crisp Point, MI
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#157678 - 11/08/04 02:54 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
eastpoint Offline
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Registered: 01/09/02
Posts: 168
Loc: millville, nj
1. Eastpoint, NJ (second)
2. Brandywine Shoal, NJ
3. Cedar Island, NY

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#157679 - 11/08/04 03:07 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
eastpoint Offline
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Registered: 01/09/02
Posts: 168
Loc: millville, nj
Add Harbor of Refuge, Del

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#157680 - 11/08/04 03:10 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Eastpoint,

I knew what the first one on your list was going to be.

Unfortunately your second one- Brandywine Shoal doesn't comply with the rules so I'm taking it out of the running.

Your third choice Cedar Island is the frontrunner at this point.

Dennis

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#157681 - 11/08/04 04:31 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Jenifer Selwa Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1051
Loc: Newaygo, Michigan
I'd have to chip in with the Point Sur nomination. Others on my list:

2. Point Betsie
3. Ontonagon Lighthouse, MI
4. Detour Reef Lighthouse, MI
5. Crisp Point Lighthouse, MI
6. Pigeon Point, CA
7. White River Lighthouse, MI
8. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, WI

I have two more to go...

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#157682 - 11/08/04 04:47 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
seagirt Offline
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Loc: Central New Jersey
4) Cedar Island, NY. This light really deserves it!

I'd make Pt. Sur a candidate, but with the $1000 we have already donated to this light through the prism project, I'd like to give another light a chance to "share the wealth".
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#157683 - 11/08/04 05:14 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
kory63 Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 720
Loc: Sherrill, NY
My nominees:
1. Little River
2. Prospect Harbor: I love Maine lights!!
3. Cedar Is.
4. Point Betsie
5. East Point: Impressed me during the NJ
Challenge
6. Avery Point
I agree w/Greg about Big Sur.
Rick

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#157684 - 11/08/04 06:24 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
MrsTLC Offline
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Registered: 04/19/00
Posts: 1962
Loc: Valley of the Sun
PIEGON POINT, CA They are going to be working on restoration and could use some donations.
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"Where words fail, Music speaks"

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#157685 - 11/08/04 08:31 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Wildbird99 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/99
Posts: 117
Loc: Islip Terrace, NY
As if you don't see this one coming...

Cedar Island Lighthouse, East Hampton, NY

After all, the restoration effort was begun by Wackos right here on these message boards (Bob and Mike: Raise your hands and wave to all the nice people).

The only thing preventing its nomination in the past was the requirement to be a HL piece. Maybe a Wacko pin would be good luck in that respect, too.
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#157686 - 11/08/04 08:47 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
pierhead Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 401
Loc: Indianapolis
Pigeon Pt would be a great choice.

Sorry Dennis. I didn't realize Morris Island had been a wacko badge before. I knew it had been a pin a couple years back, but not a badge.

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#157687 - 11/08/04 09:20 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
silverfox51 Offline
Wacko

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 221
Loc: North Vernon Indiana USA
My picks are:

1. Pt Sur, CA
2. Ceder Point, NY
3. Crooked River, FL

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#157688 - 11/08/04 09:40 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
DMancini Offline
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Registered: 04/12/01
Posts: 560
Loc: Long Island, New York
Okay, so, I'm a little biased.

My vote: Cedar Island (as if there was any doubt).

laugh
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#157689 - 11/08/04 10:10 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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I neglected to start this thing off right and post my nominations- hope no one objects to me having choices.

1. Sandy Hook, NJ
2. Coquille (Bandon River), OR
3. Turkey Point, MD
4. Cedar Island, NY (the frontrunner)
5. Pottawatomie, WI
6. Dutch Island, RI
7. Isle Of Shoals, NH
8. East Point, NJ
9. Harbor Of Refuge, DE
10. Pigeon Point, CA

Dennis

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#157690 - 11/08/04 10:13 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
seagirt Offline
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I'm 99% positive that there is/was a Crooked River non-profit. They even had a website. Don't know what happened.

Isn't that light also known as Carabelle? confused
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#157691 - 11/08/04 10:31 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Greg,

You are correct. I found an address for the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association but the website seems to be down or gone.

So Crooked River/Carrabelle lighthouse is back in the running.

Thanks for the assist.

Dennis

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#157692 - 11/09/04 12:17 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Lighthousedude Offline
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Registered: 04/08/99
Posts: 423
Loc: Manorville, N.Y. 11949
If I may I would like to cast my vote for the 2005 Wacko Badge.

I vote for Cedar Island, new York.

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#157693 - 11/09/04 04:14 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Bill and Judy Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 04/24/04
Posts: 1125
Loc: Arvada, Colorado
We nominate:
1-Gray's Harbor, WA
2-North Light, RI
3-East Quoddy, New Brunswick (There is a group but they need a lot of help. Could be a nice joint effort between U.S. and Canada).
4-Crooked River, FL

Judy

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#157694 - 11/09/04 05:02 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Lorie Roe Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 2005
Loc: St. George, UT USA
I'm not trying to offend anyone here but...

I feel if we have already donated as a group to one specific lighthouse then we should pick a new one. This is in reference to Point Sur. I know the Desert Lightkeepers just donated $1000 and I would think that most of that money raised came from the collector forums.

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#157695 - 11/09/04 06:21 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Rock Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 690
Loc: Livermore, CA
COQUILLE RIVER, OR
NORTH HEAD, WA

Both are in desperate need of help...

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#157696 - 11/09/04 07:11 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Posts: 3866
Loc: Trenton, NJ USA
Lorie,

I agree with you about Point Sur and others have mentioned the same thing but if people want to nominate it it will be listed and the votes counted.

It meets the criteria set in the rules. Hopefully most will rethink nominating it.

Dennis

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#157697 - 11/09/04 07:20 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Judy,

While it would be a nice cooperative project only US lights are eligible for consideration.

I'm taking East Quoddy out of the nominations.

Dennis

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#157698 - 11/09/04 07:41 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
seagirt Offline
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Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 3298
Loc: Central New Jersey
That's too bad...they had a neat site if I remember.

I will then vote for...

5) Carabelle/Crooked River Light

6) East Point Light...having seen this one get better when I visited it on the 2000 and 2002 challenges, and hearing how it is even better now, I think it would be great to help keep their efforts going.


I know I have a lot of seconds, thirds, fourths, etc., but don't forget, that's the only way for a light to get electoral votes...eh...voted. I'm still in election mode. laugh
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#157699 - 11/09/04 08:33 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
kory63 Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 720
Loc: Sherrill, NY
I'd like to add: Sandy Hook
Rockland Breakwater
Ft. Niagra
Rick

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#157700 - 11/09/04 08:52 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
WisKeeper Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
I nominate POTTAWATOMIE Lighthouse, Rock Island, Door County, Wisconsin

Many WACKOs at the May 15, 2004 dedication ceremony and open house wanted to know where the FRESNEL LENS was!! Well, the Friends of Rock Island want to have a replica 4th Order FRESNEL LENS made and installed in the lantern room by the next Door County Lighthouse Walk in May 2005! The cost for the lens and installation is $26,000. They have a 50/50 grant and need to raise $13,000.

This WACKO badge promotion would help Pottawatomie get a long missing 4th ORDER FRESNEL LENS back in the Lantern Room! Wouldn't this be great?!
_________________________
Suzanne Murphy
President, Wisconsin Lighthouse District (WILD)

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#157701 - 11/09/04 08:57 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Registered: 08/22/99
Posts: 3866
Loc: Trenton, NJ USA
I'm glad to see so many people chiming in with nominations.

I'm also glad to see that we are looking to share the wealth- let's get some more West Coast and Gulf Coast nominations in here.

Coquille for example came in second in the final vote last year- where are all those who nominated it last year?

I'm not trying to slight any area- or influence the nominations. I'd just like to see a good cross section of choices for the final vote.

Remember- vote early and vote often- and here you can actully vote often. laugh

Well, up to 10 times, that is.

Dennis

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#157702 - 11/09/04 09:15 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
Rich Offline
Member

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 103
Loc: Duluth, GA, USA
Put me down for the following:

North Light, Block Island, RI
Sapelo Island, GA

Thanks
Rich

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#157703 - 11/09/04 09:23 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Registered: 08/22/99
Posts: 3866
Loc: Trenton, NJ USA
Rich,

I'm taking Sapelo Island, GA out of the running. It is state owned and does not seem to have a private non-profit group connected with it.

Dennis

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#157704 - 11/09/04 09:26 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Posts: 3866
Loc: Trenton, NJ USA
Rock,

I'm taking North Head, WA out of the running due to it's being owned by the state with no private non-profit group that I can find.

Dennis

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#157705 - 11/09/04 09:39 PM Re: 2005 Wacko Badge Voting Booth
wheland Offline
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Registered: 08/22/99
Posts: 3866
Loc: Trenton, NJ USA
This is getting close to the magic number so I'm closing it.

On to Part Two

http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=000247


Dennis

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