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#162608 - 12/09/10 07:38 AM Guessing Game
grandmaR Offline
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I'm too dumb to figure out how to play the games on here or ever get any answers.

Rule 1: I ask all the questions

I will post a photo of a part of a lighthouse that is not on the Mystery Lighthouse list. No prize or anything.

The first one was in the Travel Forum and was



I thought it was in Europe but Roland Babineau came the closest when he said it was like Absecon. It was taken in the late 1950s when the lighthouse was painted in the city colors (blue and white)

Here is the next one - in the US. I got some grease on the camera lens so I didn't get very good photos of this one and this is a very small piece, but it is unique IME

From lighthouse parts
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#162609 - 12/09/10 05:25 PM Re: Guessing Game
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Way to go Rosalie! Just a guess, with that color of red...Jupiter Inlet, FL?
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#162610 - 12/10/10 06:33 AM Re: Guessing Game
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Not Jupiter. Remember I said it was not on the Mystery lighthouse list

There's more of a clue than the color
Here is a slightly larger picture

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#199605 - 12/17/10 07:35 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Haven't been able to get back on here until today.

This is the whole bottom of the lighthouse.

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#199607 - 12/17/10 08:12 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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how about Mayport, Florida?
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#199612 - 12/17/10 11:10 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Exactly right



The bottom of this has been buried underground when the land was filled so that the runways would be stable. The 'shadow' of the top of the old house (the roof line) that stood next to the lighthouse was visible in the masonry. In order to access the inside of the tower at present, one has to climb through a window.

How about this one - I took the photo as a large bird (hawk? eagle??) was returning to the nest on top - all you can see is the wing.

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#199628 - 12/18/10 07:33 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Thanks Rosalie. I didn't those details about Mayport.
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#199630 - 12/18/10 10:31 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Cedar Keys, FL?
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#199631 - 12/18/10 10:58 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Not Cedar Keys, and not in Florida.



This is a picture of the top from a different angle where you can't see the antennas (or the nest)
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#199637 - 12/19/10 02:30 AM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Looks a lot like Hilton Head Rear Range...
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#199653 - 12/19/10 04:38 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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You got it Leamington or Hilton Head Rear Range Light c1881



The actual Hilton Head lighthouse was one of two range lights. This six-legged tower rising to a height of 95 feet located a quarter mile inland served as the rear light.

Quote:
The lights come complete with a Southern tradition, a resident ghost. A fierce hurricane in 1898 didnít prevent keeper Adam Fripp from tending to his lights. In a driving rain, Fripp made his way to the oil house, and then to the tower and up the spiral staircase. Just as he reached the top, a powerful gust of wind shattered one of the glass panes in the lantern room. The strain of the ascent coupled with the shock of the exploding glass was more than Frippís heart could handle. Hours later, his daughter Caroline noticed her fatherís prolonged absence and went in search of him. Wearing a long blue dress, Caroline climbed the tower where she discovered her dying father. Fripp implored his daught to "keep the light burning no matter how dangerous the storm". Caroline .. slosh[ed] through hip-deep water to replenish the lamps with oil...she died shortly thereafter. Since that time, sightings of a girl in a blue dress near the tall skeletal tower have been reported on dark rainy nights.


The lights were decommissioned in 1932.

I asked the concierge how I could get into Palmetto Dunes to take a photo of the lighthouse and she said it couldn't be done. But we got a pass - it was really easy - they had a drive-up pass window and the pass lady told us how to get there. We went through the first gate, and then turned on Leamington Lane and went through the second gate and down to the golf course and the lighthouse was there. It was right by what I think was a bathroom on the golf course.

After I finished taking the pictures I saw a big bird - possibly an osprey - land on the roof, and then another one did the same. I think they must have a nest up there.

This one should be much easier

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#199730 - 12/21/10 01:59 AM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Since its you Rosalie, I have to ask...what country is it in? (big grin)
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#199741 - 12/21/10 04:09 AM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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These are all US lighthouses. If it isn't, I'll say.

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#199763 - 12/21/10 07:53 PM Re: Guessing Game [Re: grandmaR]
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Tillamook?
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