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PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! #210844 01/01/18 04:57 AM
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I hope that everyone reading this post had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know that my family has and hope to continue into 2018 with the same good fortune. I am writing this post to ask everyone that is reading it to help me in updating my Volume 10 of “My Complete Guide To Harbour Lights Lighthouses” which is the collector’s favorite lighthouses volume. I originally compiled the 17 + 3 favorite all time lighthouses of collectors in 2013 and published them in early 2014. A lot has changed since them with many of the older collectors that contributed their input either passing away, downsizing their collection or completely losing interest in lighthouses or collecting Harbour Lights in general. Since that time many new collectors have started collecting and have not had the chance to give me their input. For my May 2018 Update I would like to expand Volume 10 with a section on “todays” favorite lighthouses with today’s collectors giving me their input.

What I am looking for is your 5 favorite lighthouses listed in a 1-5 format with #1 being your all-time favorite followed by your #2 thru #5 favorites. The one caveat is these lighthouses that you pick must have been produced by either Harbour Lights or by Harry Hine to count. I hope to get enough response to again have a 17 +3 listing but cannot do this unless I get enough input from the collectors reading this post and are willing to send me your 5 favorite lighthouse list to flacoastie@embarqmail.com so they can be figured into Volume 10. If there is more than one collector in your family just list each collector’s list separately in the same email. You do not have to be a Forum member to participate, all you have to do is love Harbour Lights as most collectors do and send me an email with your list.

The cutoff date for receiving your input is February 18th.


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Just the lighthouse name and not the H.L or H.H. figurine name. Correct


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210848 01/02/18 10:00 AM
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Please give me the HL or HH number along with the lighthouse name. That would make it much easier.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210849 01/02/18 02:11 PM
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I wonder if Daniel is asking actual lighthouse favorite or HL lighthouse favorite?

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I am looking for your favorite lighthouses that had a replica produced by Harbour Lights or Harry Hine. If you have a favorite lighthouses but it was not done by HLs or Harry it can't be figured into this list.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210851 01/03/18 05:58 AM
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Are you looking for just a list or a list with stories as to why they are your favorites?


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210854 01/03/18 12:30 PM
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Okay
Here is the last issue. Are we going with just L.E. or are Glows and L.L.O.M. aloud. Many collectors only collect Little Lights.
To add to all of this even many of the limited editions have several L.E. Like:

HL 138, HL 671 & HL 676 St Augustine;
HL329 & HL 141 Cape Neddick;
HL125 & HL317 Portland Head;
HL646 & HL131 Minot’s Ledge;
HL662 & HL128 SE Block Island;
HL694 & HL101 Admiralty Head,
HL719 & HL159 Bodie Island;
HL101 & HL632 Hatteras.

This goes back why I asked the lighthouse or the Harbour Light number.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210855 01/03/18 01:51 PM
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I only want the list of the lighthouses you choose. I do not want the story of why.

Five lighthouses and they can be LE, OE, LLOM, etc. but only five so pick out the HL number for whatever version you want but there must be a HL piece that goes with each light you pick. If you don't pick the HL number and only give me the name I will automatically pick the LE version.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210856 01/04/18 04:46 AM
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Okay
Works for me.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210859 01/06/18 03:02 AM
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Daniel - I haven't seen your list yet after all your questions.

It's been a very disappointing reply to my request. I have over 300 collectors receiving my volumes and we average between 500-600 members/visitors a day to the forums and so far I've had only 12 responses.

These responses probably came from the collectors asking for an update to my Volume 10. Back in 2013 when the first request for collectors favorites went out I believe I had over 75 responses. Hopefully the responses will increase now that the cold snap and snow are letting up and collectors have the weekend to respond.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210860 01/06/18 07:20 AM
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I am torn between my favorite lighthouse and my favorite HL lighthouse. They are not the same.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210861 01/06/18 10:28 AM
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So, just a list of Top 5 favorite lighthouses, as long as they have a HL produced version?

Hummm ...

1 - Pemaquid, ME
2 - Barnaget, NJ
3 - New London Ledge, CT
4 - Point Bonita, CA
5 - Admiralty Head, WA

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Thanks Rick !


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I went throw the list of L.E's several times.
I picked the ones I had the best memories' at. I would have felt better with top ten.

1. HL676 Saving St. Augustine, FL 2005
2. HL247 Fort Jefferson, FL
3. HL363 Cape San Blas, FL
4. HL290 Anclote Key, FL
5. HL194 Sanibel, FL


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210864 01/07/18 03:37 AM
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PLEASE, PLEASE from now on send them to me to the email address I gave above. It makes it a lot easier for me to save the information when I start compiling my list.

You can also post the list here if you want to but PLEASE also send it to me in an email to flacoastie@embarqmail.com for my ease in tabulating.


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Will do Rich


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210869 01/10/18 06:58 AM
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Why not list them here AND email them to Rich. Might make for some interesting conversation!


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210870 01/10/18 07:10 AM
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My top 5...

1)Nobska, MA
(I remember as a kid riding out to Woods Hole with my aunt and uncle who lived in Falmouth on Cape Cod. It was nighttime and the road had the ocean on the left and a bluff on the right. The car turned a bend and I saw the rotating light beaming out over the road and the ocean and then the lighthouse at the top of the bluff. Been hooked ever since!)
2)Owl's Head, ME
(Perhaps the most lovely spot for a lighthouse anywhere!)
3)Chatham, MA
(Whenever I need a lighthouse fix I take the short drive out to Chatham)
4)Palmer Island, MA
(From my home town of New Bedford, MA and one of the very first lighthouses from my childhood. So glad I was able to convince Harry to make this one!)
5)Marblehead, OH
(Saw it not long after a repainting a few years ago. Fell in love with it right away).


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210871 01/12/18 02:01 AM
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Sounds like a good idea to me to list here and send me an email with your 5 favorites.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210874 01/13/18 04:05 AM
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It's now been a week since I last posted asking for collector's input on their favorite lighthouses also produced by HLs and Harry Hine. A week ago I had 12 collectors provide me their input and a week later I now have 20 collector's inputs. With over 2000 Forum Members, 600 Forum visitors a day and 300 collectors receiving my lighthouse volumes I would think that somewhere in your daily schedule you would find time to email me at flacoastie@embarqmail.com with your 5 lighthouses.

The cutoff date is February 18th to receive your input and to get a fair assessment of favorite lighthouses I would hope to have at least 50 collector's inputs.


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I just sent the following to Rich's email:

As you asked, following are my top 5 lighthouses, not necessarily my top 5 Harbour Lights:

Split Rock, MN HL-124
Ponce de Leon, FL HL-132
Fisgard, BC HL-234
Point Bonita, CA HL-349
Block Island SE, RI HL-128

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MY top five picks are:

1) Squaw Island, MI
2) New Point Loma, CA
3) Toledo Harbor, OH
4) Sanibel Island, FL
5) Execution Rock, NY

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Thank you everyone for today's nominations.


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So hard to pick just five...

1) SE Block Island, RI
2) Heceta Head, OR
3) Racine Reef, WI
4) Stannard Rock, MI
5) Alligator Reef, FL

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I have had a very limited response to this request when you consider there are over 2500 Forum members and over 300 collectors receiving my HLs Volumes. I have had only 36 collectors responses with their 5 favorite lighthouses that also were produced by either Harbour Lights or Harry Hine.

This is your chance as a new collector to update the 2013 Collectors Favorites Volume with a 2018 Version. You do not have to be a Forum member to send me your list. All you have to do is decide on your 5 favorite lighthouses (They must have a HLs or HH replica) to qualify. Include the name and HL number in an email to flacoastie@embarqmail.com and I will include them in the list. FEBRUARY 18TH IS THE CUTOFF DATE TO RECEIVE YOUR INPUT.

I will let everyone know the 17 + 3 favorites after tabulations are done. PLEASE help me out with this request and remember if there is more than one collector in your household both can submit their favorites.


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Re: PLEASE Take a Few Minutes of Your Time! [Re: flacoastie] #210887 02/12/18 09:17 AM
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The response after my last post has certainly increased the number of collectors responding with their 5 favorite lighthouses that were also produced by Harbour Lights and/or Harry Hine. I have to date had 56 collectors responses with their 5 favorite lighthouses for a total of 280 lighthouse with 179 different lighthouses chosen. I have had both Limited Editions, Open Editions and Little Light of Mine chosen for the same lighthouse and I will count each of them as a vote for the lighthouse selected.

This is absolutely your last chance (and the last post made) to select your favorites as either a new collector or a seasoned collector to update the 2013 Collectors Favorites Volume with a 2018 Version. All you have to do is decide on your 5 favorite lighthouses (they must have a HLs or HH replica) to qualify. Include the name and HL number in an email to flacoastie@embarqmail.com and I will include them in the list. FEBRUARY 18TH IS THE CUTOFF DATE TO RECEIVE YOUR INPUT.

The next post made will let everyone know the 17 + 3 favorites after tabulations are done. PLEASE help me out with this request and remember if there is more than one collector in your household both can submit their favorites.


Rich

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