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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:03 pm
Id like to have this thread be a collection of lighthouse pictures (photos, sketches etc). Ill start with one I included on y Sailing journal thread. This lighthouse, the East Quoddy Head light, is a typical Canadian beacon. The "cross " design is typical , as opposed to the "Barberpole" designs of the US and others..
This photo was from a collection by an Eastport Maine photographer Don DUnbar. His work , has grown in competence and complexity over the years since he began doing it as a vocation

     http://www.easternmaineimages.com/August2009/aug7,09,eqstorm3a_std.jpg


This lighthouse is our favorite because its a view of home whenever we return from a deepwater expedition. Its the last light from the HEad HArbour and into the Gulf Of Maine and the ATlantic.

Please post yer favs .
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:12 pm
@farmerman,
ABOUT 10 mi ESE of East Quoddy is WEST QUODDY HEAD LIGHT. This is firmly footed on the mainland to the south of Lubec Maine. Lubec and Eastport seem to have a friendly rivalry as to which of the thwo towns are the most Easterly in mainland US.
West Quoddy is , by US standards, a ship shape lighthouse. It has been worked over so many times that it almost looks like a Levittown tract house. Its picturesqueness is most appreciated in the dense fogs that are common along coastal Washington County MAine.

   http://www.rhodusphotography.com/LS0784_West-Quoddy-Lighthou.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:19 pm
Gibraltar lighthouse, Europe:

http://k43.pbase.com/g6/84/742384/2/75902932.mKOMGcGW.jpg

Which is not to be mistaken for Gibraltar lighthouse, Canada:
http://www.us-lighthouses.com/images/archive/gibraltar014.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:23 pm
I am going to keep an eye out on this thread. Very Happy

Though I never actually walked up to it, I always admired the lighthouse on Roosevelt Island, NYC.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/8416523.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:34 pm
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/capedecision3_2005.jpg
Cape Decision Lighthouse, Alaska
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:35 pm
@Francis,
That must be some spherical aberration in the camera lens Francis, cause both the Gibraltar lighthouse and that "filter tipped ziggurat" in the back look like theyre leaning no?



The Delaware Bay lighthouses have contained some of the very earliest of our nations history but there are also these several caisson pile lighthouses that are built in the bay itself.

In the Delaware Bay, we enter (sorta like Panama) where you come in the BAy from the West and sail ENE and the NNE to get up the bay to Philly. The main channel is a central one that lies between the Joe Flogger and Mia Maull shoals. The deep area is called the "manin Channel" . ALong the edge and out from LEwes Delaware is a bank called the 14 foot bank. In 1885 a pneumatic pile caisson light was driven and the entire light completed several years later. The lighthouse had been in continuous opewration and had been manned till the 1990's when it was automated by a subsea electric cable tended by Delmarva Power and the DRBFC. The lighthouse has been sold to an individual who is using the lighthouse for a summer residence.

   http://www.lighthousefriends.com/fourteenfoot1_2006.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:38 pm
I did stumble onto the famous lighthouse in Fort Washington Park, Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/14/nyregion/14lighthouse.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:43 pm
@farmerman,
That's such a cool lighthouse. I'm glad someone gets to use it now (as a residence) rather then let it rust/rot away in negligence.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 02:53 pm
some pictures of the The Mississagi Lighthouse, built in 1873 by the Department of Transport of Canada to protect and guide ships through the perilous passage known as the Mississagi Strait, off the western end of the Manitoulin Island.

the lighthouse
http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v19.jpg

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v20.jpg

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v21.jpg

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v22.jpg

view from the window under the light
http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v23.jpg


the shore near the light house
http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v24.jpg

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v25.jpg

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/v26.jpg

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:12 pm
One of the most famous/pictoresque German lighthouses

http://i36.tinypic.com/2me1e6d.jpg
Westheversand (54° 22' N | 008° 38' E)


Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:12 pm
@Walter Hinteler,

Two photos I've taken this week

http://i34.tinypic.com/noeeqe.jpg
Wilhelmshaven, Navy mole lightfire (53° 31' N | 008° 10' E)


http://i34.tinypic.com/ozour.jpg
Arngast lighthouse (53° 29' N | 008° 11' E) with ... I can't remember ... leading lights/transit in front
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:13 pm
The whole area is my favorite West Coast spot... Pt. Reyes National Seashore

http://www.biocrawler.com/w/images/0/0b/Point_reyes_lighthouse.jpg

http://blogs.bootsnall.com/Grigo/files/2007/09/Lighthouse_Point_Reye_California.jpg

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/1d/d7/f5/point-reyes-seashore.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:21 pm
@Butrflynet,
Mmmmmmm, Point Reyes!



Here's one from Porto di Livorno -

http://www.trabas.de/bilder/band_e/gross/E1356.jpg
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:40 pm
@farmerman,
lighthouse from the german island of NEU-WERK buillt in 1369 .
it is located in the german bight at the entrance to the elbe river .

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Neuwerk-Turm.jpg/450px-Neuwerk-Turm.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:42 pm
While most of the lighthouses are very pretty buildings - have you ever tried to count the seconds of alternating time intervals between the flashes, find out what kind of flash(es) ... and make a bearing at the same time, at 9 bft ... in the bridge wing? Wink
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:45 pm
@farmerman,
PRESQ'ILE lighthouse on the north-shore of lake ontario at the entrance to BRIGHTON harbour - about 1 1/2 hours drive east of toronto .

 http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/photos/Canada/PresquileONSE.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:46 pm
Keep em coming. There are so many lights out there. Theyre all so neat arent they?

Walter, is the Wilhelmshaven light something we'd call a "ranging light"?

HAmburger, do you know anything about the actual lights and lenses in that 1300's light?

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:52 pm
@hamburgboy,
Oh, that's cool, hamburgboy... I mean the 1369 one. I've not looked at the next one yet..
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:54 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Yes, the various lights on the Chessie will occult in fixed intervals . Many are fairly close when youre out on the bay. One time I was sailing my buddy;s Pierson (cause everybody else was totally drunk and sleeping) I was the only one awake and I fucked up so bad that I took the wrong occultation and sailed into Baltimore Harbor instead of Rock Hall (whish was on the other side of the Bay) . When I got to fort McHenry, I just dropped anchor near the USCG bouys and since it was a Sunday and no freighter traffic (I reasoned,) I could just go to sleep. We all awoke next AM with A USCG cutter giving us royal **** and I fessed up about being dumb and getting lost, The Coast Guarders said I did sorta the right thing but next time I SHOULDNT tie usp in the middle of the channel. (An ore barge reported me.)
SO, I learnt real quick about ranging and occultations and how to read patterns in heavily used waters.

Im a somewhat safer sailornow, just not drinking was 80% of the answer.

Why did you ask?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:56 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Walter, is the Wilhelmshaven light something we'd call a "ranging light"?



Yes, couldn't remember the proper AE-translation (it's 30 years ago).
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