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#183790 - 09/27/07 09:42 PM Pictures...add one of yours!
Bob M Offline
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#183791 - 09/27/07 10:45 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Bob M Offline
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#183792 - 09/29/07 01:44 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Bob M Offline
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#183793 - 09/29/07 02:25 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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#183794 - 09/29/07 09:20 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Bert...

You sure that's not my picture? I took one that's 100% identical to that. At the end of my 2004 trip thread:

http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/cgi-bin/forumscgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=000891#000000

Not mad, but how'd you get it?


In other news, here's one from my Rosh Hashana Jersey Shore trip...more on that to come.
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#183795 - 09/30/07 01:40 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Must be yours. There can't be two pictures that identical unless I was standing next to you when you took it, and I can assure you that I wasn't. I sometimes put pictures in my computer that I like. This must have been the case. SORRY! I can't take the credit for someone elses picture.
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#183796 - 09/30/07 02:38 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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One of our "keen-eyed" participants (EOM) noticed a picture that looked pixelated among my postings. Explanation if you noticed the same thing: These are older photos of mine that were taken mostly with a 4.0 mega pixel camera, then cropped, then reduced to the size needed for posting here at the CF.

Like many of you, I enjoy looking at photos of things I've never seen in person, or different perspectives of things I have.

The above photo of the lightship Nantucket was actually taken in 2002, in Wareham, Mass.

Let's see somemore photos, please!

smile Bob smile

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#183797 - 09/30/07 02:46 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Two pics of Neds Point in Mattapoisett, Mass. Both were taken back in the begining of 2002 with a 4.0 megapixel camera.

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#183798 - 09/30/07 02:53 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Taken 2004 with a 4.0 mega pixel camera.

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#183799 - 10/21/07 11:49 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Both pics of Castle Hill Light in Newport, RI, were taken in 2004 with a 4.0 megapixel camera.

smile Bob smile

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#183800 - 10/21/07 03:32 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Faulkner's Island, CT--taken 9/16/07 with Sony Cybershot with 15x zoom.

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#183801 - 10/21/07 09:18 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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I don't recall ever seeing a picture posted of Faulkner Island at the CF. Thanks for sharing, Sandy!

smile Bob smile

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#183802 - 10/22/07 07:18 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Here is one I see often but it is rarely spoken of...


Turtle Rock (I really need to update this one)
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#183803 - 10/22/07 08:09 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Nice pic Joe! I don't think I ever seen that one before.
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#183804 - 10/23/07 03:41 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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American Shoal, FL. Photo taken 11/29/2004.

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#183805 - 10/23/07 04:20 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Looking at tht great shot makes you wonder why the HL model has blue water instead of green. Nice pic, Sandy!

smile Bob smile

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#183806 - 10/26/07 05:31 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Brown's Point Light, WA (photo taken June 7, 2007}


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#183807 - 10/26/07 11:18 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Originally posted by Lighthouse Joe:
Here is one I see often but it is rarely spoken of...


[b]Turtle Rock
(I really need to update this one) [/b]
Joe,

Go to the December meeting of the NJLHS on 12-8-07 in audobon Park, NJ. We'll be taking a bus trip over to the Turtle rock LH. I may be mistaken but I understand we will get into it as well. It's listed as taking tours on the NJLHS website so i believe we'll get into at least part of it.

Dennis

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#183808 - 10/27/07 11:15 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Pics taken a few years ago with a 4.0 mega pixel camera.

smile Bob smile

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#183809 - 10/27/07 04:51 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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This picture of St. Simon, GA was taken in Feb. 2005.

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#183810 - 10/27/07 06:18 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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This was what I thought was "being in the right place at the right time"...


Bodie Island LH Receiving a Paint Job, Spring, 2002

Here's a closer look...


Enjoying everyone's photos. smile

Judy
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#183811 - 10/28/07 03:22 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Here is a link to pictures I have taken of My wife and Tawas Point MI
I cant for the life of me figure out how to just post photos. Hmmm


http://robsliceoftheweb.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!5E91E25AEB875E69!144/

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#183812 - 10/28/07 08:18 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Posting pictures really not difficult. Looked at making your link into a displayed image, but where you store your photos uses characters that are not allowed in making image posts. Here is where to start . There have been discussions on several occassions about posting that are helpful to read. I believe you will find some in the Test Pad forum.

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#183813 - 10/29/07 03:01 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Burnt Coat Harbor (Hockamock Head), ME--photo taken September 25, 2007.


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#183814 - 10/29/07 05:20 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Your aerial pics are breath-taking , Sandy! Are you in any way related to Sky King or his niece, Penny? (That ought to shake up a few folks memories)

smile Bob smile

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#183815 - 10/31/07 10:45 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Are you in any way related to Sky King or his niece, Penny?
All I remember is the twin-engine low-wing plane, none of the shows.
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#183816 - 10/31/07 11:31 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Yep. And The Lone Ranger and Captain Video and the Video Rangers and Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody and newsreels before the movie, but I digress. Told the pilot that if we were going down, at least I died doing something I love (and I'm afraid of heights!!).

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#183817 - 11/04/07 01:10 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Nice pictures everyone! I really liked the ones of the lighthouse being painted. You have to be in the right place and the right time to know it's being painted.

Sandy - Do you have a pilots license or do you charter a plane everywhere you go?

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#183818 - 11/08/07 03:13 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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This pic was taken about 3 years ago with a 4.0 mega pixel camera.

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#183819 - 11/08/07 03:02 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Buoyhunter,

No pilot's license, we find local airfields and take four passenger planes whenever possible.

This shot of Cuckolds, ME taken September 29, 2007:


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#183820 - 11/08/07 04:08 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Quote:
Originally posted by sandy:
[QB] No pilot's license, we find local airfields and take four passenger planes whenever possible.
Four planes??? I would think one was enough! wink :p

Seriously, great pic of Cuckolds, probably the best shot I seen of that lighthouse. cool
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#183821 - 11/08/07 05:30 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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How does "4-passenger planes" strike you?! Stan sits beside pilot and snaps shots with the window open and the camera securely tied to his wrist; I sit in the back with all the camera cases, etc. marveling at the wonder of it all.

Sandy

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#183822 - 11/08/07 07:49 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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I can't recall ever seeing a photo of the Cuckolds. I would be curious to know at what altitude it was taken from. Is Stan using a long lens? Thanks for sharing!

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#183823 - 11/09/07 02:24 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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You guys either missed some of the images I posted from Dave's bus/boat trips after the October 2006 Maine Regional or you have a short memory..






Cuckolds from the water in October of 2006!!
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#183824 - 11/09/07 02:57 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Hey Paul, could you post the link back to those photos. I'd been trying to locate them anyway with the search engine aand wasn't having much luck. Thank you. smile

Judy
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#183825 - 11/09/07 05:43 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=25;t=000542

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#183826 - 11/09/07 06:12 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Bob,

Stan used a Sony Cybershot with 15x zoom to shoot the picture and I enlarged it to show a better cropped shot before posting it here. He does not use an additional lens. The pilot obtained clearance to fly at 1,000 feet and I'm uncertain if he would have flown any lower.

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#183827 - 11/09/07 02:02 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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You guys either missed some of the images I posted from Dave's bus/boat trips after the October 2006 Maine Regional or you have a short memory..
I think the later, short memory. I feel like this is the first time I've seen those pics, Paul, which I must say are very nice.

Staying home taking care of the bride for four weeks or so can have an adverse effect on my gray matter, as well as Lorna's during her rehabilitation from surgery. We both can't wait until we can get back to a normal existence rather than being housebound. We miss going out to eat, casino trips, entertaining, etc. Staying home is okay but only when your tired of having fun.

cool Bob cool

P.S. Thanks for the link, Dave! Now I remember those photos by Paul.

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#183828 - 11/10/07 02:06 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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That was another great trip; Cuckolds is such a pretty light. I was just reminiscing about Judy's and my drive from Baltimore up to Maine - beautiful drive and terrific fun, right Judy? Maybe we can do another one some day. applaud
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#183829 - 11/10/07 03:18 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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That was indeed a fun trip up from Baltimore to Maine, with wonderful company. Quite an adventure too, particularly in New York City. wink

I would go back to Maine in a heartbeat.

Paul & Dave, thanks for sending me the links last night.

Judy
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#183830 - 11/10/07 05:57 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Eagle Island Light, ME taken September 25, 2007:



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#183831 - 12/03/07 05:23 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Chatham Light July, 2003
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#183832 - 12/03/07 05:25 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Bass River, summer 2005
Just down the road from where I live and work.
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#183833 - 12/03/07 05:28 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, September,2004
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#183834 - 12/03/07 05:30 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Stage Harbor Summer, 2006
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#183835 - 12/03/07 06:13 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Terrific shots, Roland! Thanks for labeling them, too. We don't always know at which light we're looking, so that's very helpful. applaud
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#183836 - 12/03/07 03:24 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Here's a few of Vermont lighthouses I took recently and posted on my blog.
http://letstalklighthouses.blogspot.com/2007/10/lighthouses-in-vermont.html
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#183837 - 12/03/07 08:20 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Love it! Lots of the CF members used to post their beautiful pictures but we've gotten away from it. At one time, we had threads of photos going - US lights and lights throughout the world. We also had them where we had to identify the lighthouse in the picture. Everyone is so busy right now. I didn't even post for a long time. I hope I can keep it up now. laugh
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#183838 - 12/03/07 08:39 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Egg Rock, ME. 9/25/2007.


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#183839 - 12/04/07 06:49 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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We also had them where we had to identify the lighthouse in the picture.
Funny you should say that, because that's exactly what we do on the website. Every month, we post a different mystery lighthouse photo and give prizes to one of the correct guessers. Take a look.
http://www.thecapecodstore.com/guess_the_lighthouse.html
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#183840 - 12/05/07 01:36 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Dana may have told you that I went to the link last night and signed up. It is very, very cool! applaud
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#183841 - 12/05/07 04:16 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Yes, we chatted today and she let me know. Thanks for visiting, as well as the kind words. We have and continue to work very, very hard on making the site fun and educational, as well as giving our most loyal customers a good bang-for-the-buck, so to speak. The Lighthouse Club has been phenominal. It was an idea which came to me out of the blue, and we put it on line in April of '06. Membership has been growing steadily, and we really anticipate adding many more members now that HL is part of the site.
As for the Guess-the-Lighthouse contest, I was on a US Parks Dept. site, I think, which had a similar theme. Though no prizes were awarded, it was meant to be a fun and educational way to learn about the country's lighthouses. I "borrowed" their idea, and posted the first photo on the site in July of this year. People have been a little shy at first, just like anything that is new, but we have developed a "hard core" following of a number of the same people entering the contest each month. We also get others who have placed a guess on only one or two occasions, "casual" lighthouse fans, if you will, who may recognize a lighthouse now and then. As with the Lighthouse Club, we are anticipating a much higher "hit" ratio as more people find us and tell their friends about us.
I apologize if this seems as a blatant promotion of the website. Yes, I'm very proud of what we have created there, but that's not why I'm here, so please forgive me if it does seem pretentious. As I stated in one of the very first posts I made in the welcome section, we have just recently become a Harbour Lights retailer and I'm here to learn from people like you about the company and the products. In just a short time here, I've met some absolutely wonderful people and have learned a great deal just by reading the posts. I tip my hat to all of you, truely, thank you. cheers
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#183842 - 12/05/07 10:28 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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This is Portishead Point A5484 - Bristol Channel, UK
Find out more at our website

It looks sad again. I took this picture on Stan's birthday trip for our traditional cooked breakfast at a cafe near the lighthouse
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#183843 - 12/05/07 01:59 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Hi Margret,
Thanks for posting that link to your info page. Your information on lighthouses you have visited is similar to what we are doing with our Encyclopedia. Would you mind if I added a link to your lighthouse info page to our "Helpful links" page on my site?
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#183844 - 12/05/07 03:29 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Great pics, keep them coming !!!
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#183845 - 12/06/07 12:32 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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OF course I don't mind Roland. Please do add the link! ... the more the merrier!
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#183846 - 12/06/07 01:00 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Oh, Margret, it does look sad. frown It's always depressing to see historic lighthouses abandoned to the ravages of the weather.
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#183847 - 12/06/07 10:11 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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OK, so here is one in MUCH better repair!


The is the top of [url= http://www.lighthouse-duo.net/lh1/StAnthony's/StAnt.html] St. Anthony's Head [/url] near Falmouth in Cornwall.

We saw this one in April this year on a very rainy day
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#183848 - 12/07/07 05:57 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Here's a link to another one on my blog.
http://letstalklighthouses.blogspot.com/2007/10/requiem-for-lightship.html
This is Lightship #114, last known as the New Bedford Lighthtship. It was the first lightship to ever make a west coast to east coast trip, (via the Panama Canal, in 1930).
114 served the shoals off Fire Island from 1930-1942. She was removed to serve as an "examination" vessel for the remaining days of WWII. At the conclusion of WWII, 114 was assigned for two years to Diamond Shoal, NC, just off the Outer Banks near Cape Hatteras. In 1947, 114 was removed from Diamond Shoals and for the next 11 years, became a "relief vessel" throughout the northeast U. S.
In 1958, 114 was again given permanent assignment, this time at Pollack Rip, a very dangerous "ship-eating" area just off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After 11 years of serving Pollack Rip well, the lightship was again reassigned, this time to aid in the marking of Portland, Maine harbor.
After 41 years of dedicated service, Lightship 114 was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1971 with the intention of turning it into a "floating" Coast Guard maritime museum. Plans for the museum fell through, however, and in 1975, ownership of LV114 was transferred to the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Originally, the lightship was going to be turned into a tourist attraction. That plan never materialized, and the ship sat for more than 30 years.
On May 31, 2006, the lightship rolled over on its side due to water which leaked in during a violent thunderstorm because of an open portal. In July of that year, while the City was still struggling with what to do with the lightship, and still on its side, vandals removed 23 historic brass portholes from the exposed side.
The lightship was finally righted in September of that year, and the city tried to vest themselves of it by putting it on EBAY, of all places. They pulled it after getting only 1 offer, and tried to sell it themselves. Eventually, they sold it to a local scrap dealer who dismantled it earlier this year.
The story, in its' entirety, is on the blog link.
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#183849 - 12/07/07 06:18 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Here's one more, Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard
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#183850 - 12/07/07 09:17 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
sandy Offline
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Franklin Island Light, ME (9/25/2007):



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#183851 - 12/07/07 06:15 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Lighthouse Duo Offline
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those pictures from the air are just brilliant!
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#183852 - 12/08/07 06:38 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
sandy Offline
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Brilliant? Of course they are, Margret--the photographer's name is Stan!! Our 28th anniversary is today and they've been the best years of my life. Gotta' be the name!! vhappy vhappy

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#183853 - 12/08/07 02:03 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Roland Babineau Offline
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Congrats Sandy and Stan! waytogo
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#183854 - 12/08/07 05:22 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Lighthouse Duo Offline
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Trevose Head, Cornwall UK

my Stan takes nice pictures too wink
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#183855 - 12/08/07 05:55 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Quote:
. . .photographer's name is Stan.

. . .Gotta' be the name!
Margret,

Those statements were intended to let you know that we have something in common other than love of lighthouses.

Sandy

P.S. Your Stan does take great pictures--love this month's masthead.

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#183856 - 12/08/07 10:28 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Lighthouse Duo Offline
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Hey Sandy, I knew we had a "Stan" in common. And we both have one who can take great pictures.

Only ... the masthead one is one of mine wink
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#183857 - 12/09/07 05:28 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
sandy Offline
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Woops!! Guess I'm not giving credit where credit is due. Blame it on the happy pills I'm on since my back operation. Can't trust me with a camera on or off pills--most memorable one is of my side view mirror and me with the camera lens. Was trying to snap Navesink from a distance, hoping to get both lantern rooms and got me instead.

Great shot Margret--looks professional.

Sandy

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#183858 - 12/09/07 11:44 AM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Lighthouse Duo Offline
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... you would not believe some of the shots I have messed up ... especially when I too am on the pills (also because of my back) ... But that is the good thing about digital photography: You just discard those and nothing is lost (other than some opportunities I guess...)
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#183859 - 12/09/07 04:08 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Roland Babineau Offline
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Margret,
The link to your website has been added to our "Helpful links" page. If you'd like me to edit it in any way, please let me know. Here is the page.
http://www.thecapecodstore.com/links.html
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#183860 - 12/09/07 05:19 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
sandy Offline
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Halfway Rock Light, ME (9/25/2007):



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#183861 - 12/09/07 08:02 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Roland, you are a terrific participant on the CF's. That's what it's all about - sharing stories, knowledge, and pictures. There are some really cool pictures in this thread. Thanks, everybody! applaud
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#183862 - 12/09/07 10:38 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
Roland Babineau Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: South Dennis, Cape Cod
AWWWW, Shucks!! :rolleyes:
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#183863 - 12/10/07 06:16 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Loc: Mobile,AL,USA
Here's one of a FULL MOON over HALF MOON REEF.

Half Moon Reef, TX



HAY I DID IT!! vhappy
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#183864 - 12/10/07 06:58 PM Re: Pictures...add one of yours!
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Terrific shot, Stephanie! Way cool! applaud
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