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#167627 - 12/14/09 01:12 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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No Stan, Sandy got it right, it is Cape Blanco. Eric just hasn't come back to the forums to conferm it yet.
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#167628 - 12/14/09 04:58 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Yes Cape Blanco.

Sandy your turn
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#167629 - 12/14/09 05:26 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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The ship carrying iron work for this tower sank, but a good portion of the cargo was off-loaded before the ship settled to the bottom. A substantial amount, however, including the lantern, went down with the ship. The district engineer came up with a creative plan to salvage the lost cargo--he hired a couple of tenders and an experienced diver, who was able to recover almost all of the missing parts. Only a couple of small brackets had to be duplicated and, amazingly, work proceeded on schedule. Name the East Coast light.

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#167630 - 12/15/09 02:11 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Well since no one else has guessed I can think of a ship that sank here in Florida that was actually carrying 2 complete lighthouses and almost all the piece were recovered for both lighthouses except for a few small pieces. The lighthouses in question are Sanibel Island (where the ship sank) and Cape San Blas.
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#167631 - 12/15/09 03:37 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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I was thinking Cape San Blas. ???
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#167632 - 12/16/09 01:05 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Cape Fear ???
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#167633 - 12/17/09 08:17 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Eric???????
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#167634 - 12/17/09 09:04 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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She never if I was right and this was the light she was thinking about
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#167635 - 12/18/09 12:07 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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My guesses is either Cape Fear or Cape Charles???

Sandy ?????
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#167636 - 12/22/09 01:03 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Sorry about the delay in responding--the mystery lighthouse thread was the new topic when I last looked and there was no responses here, so I thought this topic had been finished.

The information I have didn't include Cape San Blas as one of the two that sank with the ship. The correct answer is Sanibel and Eric got it, so it's his turn.

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#167637 - 12/22/09 10:54 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Easy one.

This lighthouse was torn down in 1967 to make way for a chemical company.
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#167638 - 12/23/09 06:06 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Brazos, TX?
For the reverse...
Saginaw Rear Range was saved by Dow Chemical
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#167639 - 12/23/09 07:01 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Now I know why Eric thinks it's so easy.
I never heard of this one. Texas LHs are foreign to me. New challenge. Only 5 left.

'[Brazos River (lantern)]
1896. Inactive since 1967, when the lighthouse, a 96 ft (29 m) square pyramidal skeletal tower, was demolished. Sibling of Sanibel Island FL. The lantern room and original 3rd order clamshell Fresnel lens are on display at the Brazoria County Historical Museum in Angleton. The Coast Guard has a 1945 photo and a 1964 aerial photo of the lighthouse. The original site, about 1 mile (1.5 km) southwest of the Brazos River entrance, is owned by Dow Chemical and is closed to the public. Site and museum open daily except Sundays. ARLHS USA-079'
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#167640 - 12/23/09 07:30 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Laura you are correct.

Bob, I have this thing for the Sanibel class towers. Must be from my work with Anclote Key. I have climbed 4 of them and was supposed to have climbed Sanibel, but the Coasties broke the key off in the lock. mad
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#167641 - 12/23/09 10:00 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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This lighthouse, built in 1840 was described as: "tall looking box-like structure, about nine feet high and one foot wide, so was all sides; built on a suitable position facing the landing."

Eric, I considered myself lucky to get to climb my first Skeleton tower - Tinicum Rear Range. To get to climb 4 Sanibel class towers - wohoo! Yeah, I would have still been disappointed about Sanibel too.
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#167642 - 12/24/09 03:50 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Hawaii's very first light station other than traditional signal fires was a 9-foot-tall structure on the Lahaina waterfront erected in 1840 at the behest of King Kamehameha III. Several bigger and sturdier incarnations later the Lahaina Light now stands 55 feet tall and as of Feb. 2009 boasts solar power the first major light in the islands to do so.
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#167643 - 12/24/09 08:19 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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You got it Bob.You're up.
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#167644 - 12/25/09 11:14 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Tallest lighthouse.......................in the World???
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#167645 - 12/25/09 01:51 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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#167646 - 12/26/09 06:59 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Your turn Sandy.
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#167647 - 11/09/10 03:29 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Its been almost a year, so I figure it won't hurt to go ahead. This lighthouse is mounted on a fort, but isn't Garden Key. Its also located near a bridge.
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#167648 - 11/09/10 04:06 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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More than one. Fort Wadsworth (Verrazano-Narrows bridge) and Fort Point (Golden Gate bridge) immediately come to mind. If you are looking for a particular lighthouse, you need to define it more.

btw, glad you started this back up. laugh
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#167649 - 11/09/10 07:47 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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It was Ft. Point
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#167650 - 11/09/10 09:06 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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They were working on the Golden Gate bridge the day we were there, Fort Point was closed and this was as close as we could get.


Next trivia question: This lighthouse got its distinctive daymark in order to comply with the requirement "Red, Right, Returning."
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#167651 - 11/10/10 12:51 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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How the heck did we let this game die for almost a year?
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#167652 - 11/10/10 12:10 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Well, it was Christmas...we had started playing Mystery lighthouse...I missed this game too. Thanks again Tybee for bringing it back again. For all the Newbies and a refresher for everyone else, these are the rules. Simple, easy...and you don't have to post photos. Come join in!

How to play/Rules:
1- Someone starts by asking a valid lighthouse related question.
2- Players can post additional questions for help if needed.
3- The CF member who answers it correctly most ask the next question after the CF member who asked it acknowledges it is the correct answer.
4- -----------------------------------
5- More rules to follow, if needed.

And the current questions is:
This lighthouse got its distinctive daymark in order to comply with the requirement "Red, Right, Returning."
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#167653 - 11/10/10 02:22 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Holland, MI?
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#167654 - 11/10/10 02:33 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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You got it Eric. Thats why its "Big Red".
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#167655 - 11/11/10 12:17 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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This 100 foot tall lighthouse was first lit in 1887 and had a third order fresnel lens.
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#167656 - 11/11/10 05:44 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Any clues? Great Lakes?
I found an 1887, 102 foot tower with a fourth order - Anclote Key. That's not the one you're looking for though. laugh
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#167657 - 11/11/10 06:44 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Actually Anclote Keys would be it. 100, 102, and 105 are the heights I have seen listed for Anclote Keys.
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#167658 - 11/12/10 02:36 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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How many US lighthouses could be or are called "Goat Island"?
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#167659 - 11/13/10 12:47 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Well Cape Romain COULD be called that, I know of one that is, so I'm going to guess 3
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#167660 - 11/13/10 09:44 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Three is what I came up with. I thought there would be a few more.
Goat Island, ME
Newport Harbor (Goat Island), RI
Yerba Buena (Goat Island), CA

While there are goats at the Cape Romain lights, its called Raccoon Key or Lighthouse Island.

You're up Tybee!
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#167661 - 11/14/10 03:50 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Ok, I got a tough one. This is a clue to the name:

A biblical figure with a bruise
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#167662 - 11/14/10 05:01 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Would this one be in Chesapeake Bay?
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#167663 - 11/16/10 04:29 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Somewhat.
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#167664 - 11/16/10 04:50 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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I see what you mean now. Solomons Lump marks the entrance to Kedges Strait.
Good one Tybee!
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#167665 - 11/16/10 07:51 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Apparently it wasn't that good! lol

Next one will be a really tough one. You're up, Laura
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#167666 - 11/17/10 12:04 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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I will admit I used a thesaurus. laugh

Chesapeake Bay lost many screwpile lighthouses to ice. Two cottage style lighthouses on the bay were planned with caisson foundations instead of the more fragile screwpiles, but to due budget constraints were built with screwpiles. Which ones?
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#167667 - 11/18/10 10:02 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Both of these lighthouses are gone now, but one is being rebuilt!
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#167668 - 11/20/10 10:49 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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One of these lighthouses is in John's list of Native American names. Rosalie has a picture on the forum of the spider foundation of the other.
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#167669 - 11/21/10 05:17 AM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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Now that's a tough one. No idea.
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#167670 - 11/21/10 05:04 PM Re: Lighthouse Trivia
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To clarify a bit:
Light station A is completely gone, but is being rebuilt. It is on John's list of Native American lighthouse names.
Light station B is gone, but the spider foundation remains and Rosalie has a picture of it here on the forum.
Both of these Chesapeake Bay cottage style lighthouses were originally designed to sit on caissons, rather than screwpiles. Due to budgets, they were built as cottage screwpiles.

To add a little more...
A was first served by Lightship 25 and then 2 consecutive cottage style lighthouses.
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