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LIGHTHOUSES OF THE WORLD.

 
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 07:28 am
@farmerman,
Hi FM, I saw a news story about Ram Island Lighthouse this morning and thought of you. Check out this link: http://www.ramislandlighthouse.com

Apparently this guy is trying to get a lot of people to collectively "own" this lighthouse. I think it's $45 bucks to get your piece of ownership.

Here it is:
http://avinphotos.com/images/Ram_Island_ledge_lighthouse__DSC_0039.JPG

More info on the lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.cc/ramislandledge/history.html
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rhdado2002
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 08:11 pm
i saw the hopper lighthouse in new york. it just keeps you still, like the place to go after all is said and done. consul raul dado, philippine consulate, macau , china
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 04:17 am
Allegedly there is a lighthouse under this mess:
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2010/1216/11/9205593-1-eng-US/11_full_600x400.jpg
Quote:
Thick ice coats the lighthouse at the entrance to Cleveland harbor. While northeast Ohio got a respite from the winter storms earlier in the week, ice-slicked roads prompted warnings of treacherous driving conditions and delayed school openings across a swath of the country, mainly in the South, while the East Coast braced for more snow.

Mark Duncan/AP

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2010/Photos-of-the-day-12-16/(photo)/325208
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 09:40 am
@tsarstepan,
OK tsar, Its your week to chip the ice off.
Where the hell is the light? and how the hell did this happen? They need some sort of a deiceing rig like they use on planes.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 10:58 am
@farmerman,
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2011/0217/15/9609122-1-eng-US/15_full_600x400.jpg
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Rough surf lashes a pier near a lighthouse at the Douro River's mouth in Porto, Portugal. Strong winds and heavy rain have been battering Portugal for the past few days.

Paulo Duarte/AP

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2011/Photos-of-the-day-02-17/(photo)/339491
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 03:24 pm
Here is a local lighthouse that I know about in Point Atkinson, British Columbia:

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/pointatkinson2_2009.jpg

Here's a link to some info on this one:

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1108
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 05:25 pm
@Reyn,
Im glad to see that you guys dusted this thread off. Ive got such a case of cabin fever that I feel like driving somewhere to look at a lighthouse. Portugals too far to drive so Ill go up to BC
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 07:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
At first glance I thought that might be one of Christo's "wrapped" works, tsar.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 08:01 pm
@msolga,
Imagine being the lighthouse keeper at that station. Waking up with the alarm clock. Looking out the window and thinking the alarm clock must be broken as nothing can be seen out of the window. Then going right back to sleep.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 08:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
But alarm clock might have frozen & be out of operation ... Smile
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jun, 2011 08:40 am
Teh "Marginal Way lighthouse" in Ogunquit, Maine, is said on various websites, to have no function and only act as a landmark.
It has a function: inside is a pump for the town's sewerage system Very Happy

http://i52.tinypic.com/ici6c9.jpg
(Own photo, taken last week)
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jun, 2011 09:51 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Did you make it to Eastport? Thats where we go and begin our ocean voyages . Im going up later this summer and hope to take a few day sail on the "Haley"
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jun, 2011 10:07 am
@farmerman,
No, it was just a day-tour (from Salem, where we stayed), and that was the most 'northern' point we came to.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 06:21 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
abandoned russian lighthouse

  http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/aniva-lighthouse-russian-nuclear-abandoned5.jpg

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The abandoned Russian nuclear lighthouse on Sakhalin

Sakhalin is Russia’s largest island, 950 km long and just off the east coast, slicing down the middle between the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. In the 1800′s both Japan and Russia became interested in annexing it, the Russians for use as a penal colony, leading to years of conflict, retrenchment, and buildup of military forces. A ring of light-houses were built on Sakhalin’s rocky coast to signal incoming troop carriers and merchant ships.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 06:59 pm
@hamburgboy,
not an easy trip to Canadian Tire for some chains
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 09:28 pm
@farmerman,
http://www.leuchtturm-welt.net/HTML/DEPK2/ORIGINAL/PILLAU0.JPG

lighthouse in ( former ) PILLAU , now part of kaliningrad , russia
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 01:57 pm
@hamburgboy,
Miaqh MAull Shoal was a sand clay shoal that runs lengthwise along the Delaware Bay. It was a notorious keel dragger until the lighthouse was installed as a barrel vault light that straddled the shoal and , with its port and starboard lights, it would remind sailors to remain several points either side to make the trip up the bay to New Castle or be lightered for a trip as far north as Trenton

    http://www.shutterpoint.com/photos/N/873603-Miah-Maull-Shoal-Lighthouse-2_view.jpg
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 08:27 pm
@farmerman,
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/Farol_da_Barra-02.jpg/800px-Farol_da_Barra-02.jpg

lighthouse in salvador da bahia , brazil - built into the old fort

it was one of the stopovers on our cruise from valparaiso to lisbon in 2006

( the pix is from wiki )
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 09:04 pm
@farmerman,
dagerort lighthouse - estonia

  http://www.ekta.ee/pildid/tule2.jpg

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Kõpu (Dagerort)
The first Estonian lighthouse, finished in 1531. During the centuries, on the dark half of the year open fire was kept on the top of it's stone tower to provide light signals to the navigators.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 02:23 am
Some of the photos I took of Puerto Rican Lighthouses.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-opsF3OW6Bjs/TjO00XrsQBI/AAAAAAAAHbQ/ympYmyskl-A/s512/DSC_0220.JPGhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n3VRdp8iJlQ/TjO1QlCA8GI/AAAAAAAAHbY/DNAUqe3lga0/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201049.JPG
Lighthouse: Ponce, Puerto Rico, Faro de Punta Higuero, Rincón, P.R., Some of the best surfing in the world on this coast.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_2SpklCGhdc/TjO1RZJ7jbI/AAAAAAAAHbY/h1Mi4yFeEa0/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201050.JPGhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TCucdLcHjCY/TjO1P84HL3I/AAAAAAAAHbY/NmKzEP7kHOY/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201023.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EmPQeA9lgs0/TjO1V8W8goI/AAAAAAAAHbY/tQeC-y-AXC0/s800/Holiday%2525202009%2525201194.JPG
Faro de Cabo Rojo, Los Morrillos, P.R. 1882https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OLxiwi50Af8/TjO1Vcdrd6I/AAAAAAAAHbY/0RLpjPFePQk/s720/Holiday%2525202009%2525201192.JPG
The coast on the northern side of Cabo Rojo.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U0bSe_sNW3k/TjO1SPa7UMI/AAAAAAAAHbY/eVZDpeGKL_E/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201170.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Vy8r3d7o-Mg/TjO1UrE6P4I/AAAAAAAAHbY/XUvTBM7fF9Q/s720/Holiday%2525202009%2525201182.JPG
Fibonacci's Curve? Staircase Faro de Cabo Rojo
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M-_r7wTtCCs/TjO1SzyCrRI/AAAAAAAAHbY/25PHRy8O1fs/s720/Holiday%2525202009%2525201171.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2p6TbV-G6IE/TjO1UFiYZRI/AAAAAAAAHbY/5tfMx1Qe5_c/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201179.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XlPBKKvAN-w/TjO1TnHjlpI/AAAAAAAAHbY/epbbC0tEPzw/s512/Holiday%2525202009%2525201178.JPG
Wall's Papered with pages from The Odyssey, a past lighthouse keeper was a fan of the book. There are copies tucked away all over the place.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BLyH68NV_qk/TjO3EXWXVbI/AAAAAAAAHbo/uQ1pWWRsiPg/s800/Holiday%2525202009%2525201156.JPG
South of Cabo Rojo, sheltered bay and salt flats, centre left.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B8pNN6OjR7E/TjO1WpSnf0I/AAAAAAAAHbY/Y7oqfgAr-hk/s800/Holiday%2525202009%2525201209.JPG
Oldest known, still running business in N. America. These salt flats were first mined by the natives on Puerto Rico over a thousand years ago, then the Spanish took over, using fair business practices, I'm sure. It's know run by a private company and was, during it's heyday the source of comic book ads, sea monkies or brine shrimp.
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