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LIGHTHOUSES OF THE WORLD.

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 11:58 am
just published article on one set of lighthouses by an occasional A2k poster

Cape Vincent Harbor Lighthouses
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 12:18 pm
@ehBeth,
excellent!.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 12:33 pm
@ehBeth,
Neato!
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 09:56 am
Cool!
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 07:43 am
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03602/POTD__lighthouse_3602042k.jpg

The Lighthouse at Bologne Sur Mer (France) this weekend, during Storm "Kate".
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 08:01 am
@Lordyaswas,
Imagine the guys who got the first contrct to build that lighthouse.

"You wanna builda whaaat?"
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 09:40 am
@farmerman,
The first lighthouse in Boulogne (called Turris Ardens, Turris Ordens, Turris Ordinis or Farus Odraus) was built under the Roman emperor Caligula 39. Under Charlemagne it was restored in 811.
The one of today is on foundations made by ... the Brits in 1544, with a fort and other fortifications.

When you look at the chart ...
http://i64.tinypic.com/r70igx.jpg
... even with a lighthouse bad things happen.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 12:22 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
The photo the lord posted brought back momeries.

In august 1970, I was sailing to south-west France (okay: not only me but 90 soldiers on two coastal minesweepers).
We interrupted our trip close to Boulogne-sur-Mer, because of severe gale storms in the Gulf of Biscay
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- 4 août 1970: une tempête ravage en quelques heures 300 kms du littoral atlantique: 5 morts et 7 disparus. Plusieurs centaines de bateaux coulés, tous les terrains de camping dévastés, des centaines de voitures hors d'usage, des milliers d'arbres arrachés.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2zi3q8h.jpg

Just a day later, all was calm ... until we "turned around the corner" (Bretagne): there was no wind (just 2 to 3), but a wave height of sometimes more than 12 metres ... from abaft, which made our helmsmen mad. And the engineers as well. (And I was ordered any couple of minutes "to make weather".)
(According to 'globalsecurity.org', our boats were "a very robust and versatile boat class".)

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 01:43 pm
http://i64.tinypic.com/fk8cx5.jpg
Quote:
Guests at the newly-revamped Trump Turnberry are being offered the chance to stay in the iconic lighthouse at the Ayrshire venue, but it will cost them up to £7,000 for one night.

The plush hotel and the Ailsa Course both re-open today after being given multi-million pound makeovers by the resort’s owner, American billionaire Donald Trump.

The work has involved Turnberry lighthouse, which is set on the foundation of the ruins of the 13th century castle of Robert the Bruce, being transformed into a halfway house for golfers and a luxury two-bedroom suite for guests.

The cheapest of two one-night stay packages at one of the most photographed locations in golf, The Stevenson Experience, is £3,000 but The King of Scots Experience rises to £7,000.
Source

Turnberry Lighthouse @ Lighthouse Library

farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 04:28 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Trump never had good luck with his casino hotels. Maybe he will do better with a lighthouse.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 04:29 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
were your minesweepers wood or fiberglas?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 04:43 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I find it somewhat comical that people would pay $10,000 plus to sleep in a lighthouse. Barnum had it right all along.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 10:30 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
were your minesweepers wood or fiberglas?
Wood: teak and mahagoni.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 10:33 pm
@farmerman,
I think he would make an excellent lighthouse.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2016 03:59 am
@roger,
or a fog horn.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2016 05:38 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
or a fog horn.
I think, he is/was already called "Donald, the real estate typhon". Wink
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2016 04:12 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Heres the Neist Point light on Isle of Skye. We hiked out to it and it was a cold day.(But thats kinda redundant)

    http://www.walldevil.com/wallpapers/a90/neist-point-glendale-isle-of-skye-scotland-europe-lighthouse.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2016 05:40 am
@farmerman,
Well, I drove up there (= closest to it Very Happy ) - in those good old days, when you had to use ferries to get there.

I used both:
http://i63.tinypic.com/295csix.jpg
the larger 28-car ferry between Kyleakin on Skye, and Kyle of Lochalsh, and the small swing deck ferry
http://i66.tinypic.com/21blsgp.jpg
(My car was all the way to the mainland over the water, because they didn't swing the 'bridge' back. [We arrived very late, due to sheep and stupid cows.])

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2016 05:57 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
(But thats kinda redundant)
Redundant are as well the stories about Barbara, the young lady with wonderful blue eyes at the tap of the Isle of Skye Inn (in Portree), and the dozens of local whiskys ...
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2016 01:43 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Isn't that a misspelling? Shouldn't it be "typhoon?" LOL
 

 
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