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LIGHTHOUSES OF THE WORLD.

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:56 pm
@hamburgboy,
OOPS, sorry I called you hamburger, I promise Ill read names more carefully. Heres Presque Isle on the Erie Pa National Park site. A naval battle of some importance once took place near here        http://www.rudyalicelighthouse.net/ErieLts/Presque/Presq28.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 03:59 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

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


39 m high, Blk. (3) w. r. gn. 20 s/ 16 / 12 / 11 sm.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:01 pm
@ossobuco,
Heres MADANG LiGHTHOUSE. in Papua, NG. I was told that this was built in honor of the coastwatchers in WWII and is still used.         http://thecontaminated.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/madang-lighthouse.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:01 pm
One from Genoa -

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/photos/Italy/LanternaNW.jpg
La Lanterna di Genova, September 2006
Creative Commons photo by Paolo Costa
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:02 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman :
the NEUWERK lighthouse was originally a "watch-tower" to keep an eye on the pirates raiding ships entering and leaving the ELBE river .

the first `light`was an open fire in a `fire-basket`.

it is now operated as a B & B !!! can`t find info on the original lenses .

the ship traffic is now monitored by computerized beacons , i understand -
walter would know better .
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:04 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
(3) w. r. gn. 20 s/ 16 / 12 / 11 sm.
Youre gonna have to Splain the shorthand here. I suppose those have to do with the sequence of flashing? or is it something about the lens itself? When I read a chart and find a lighthouse signal that I cant understand, (Like this one) , I usually call Channel 2
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:05 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
MADANG LiGHTHOUSE

Any notable reason it was designed like a rocket from a 1950's B-movie science fiction flick?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
Well, it was actually a memorial. Several other lights in the SUnda sea area were tall obleisk style and the style is only unusual for its lens . Its a rotating search light rather than a frac lens.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:12 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman :

you might like this link to a map and several pictures of lighthouses along the ELBE river - from the german bight to the harbour of hamburg .
simply too many to post here .
i don`t remember all of them , but remember that excursions ( day-cruises )from hamburg to cuxhaven ( german bight ) would pass many of these lighthouses.
ENJOY !

http://www.leuchtturm-atlas.de/regElb.html

clicking the pix and main name will give a lot of info ... ... ( in german ... ) - i still think you`ll enjoy the link .
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:13 pm
For the Tuscan coast, we have the Piombino lighthouse -
http://www.fritschet.de/photos/LH_Piombino_2.jpg


and

http://www.fritschet.de/photos/LH_Piombino1.jpg
link for those - http://www.fritschet.de/lighthouse_EUR.html
OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:15 pm
Good thread idea! Lighthouses are cool!

I've climbed to the top of this one in Jupiter, Florida a couple of times.
http://www.swobodaimages.com/images/JupiterLightHouse2.jpg
I've many times ridden my mountain bike out to this one in Port Washington, WI when I had a restaurant nearby.
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/ptwanew1.jpg
It requires concentration.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/5160324.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:16 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
This ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Ehrenfeldlighthousecomplete.JPG/400px-Ehrenfeldlighthousecomplete.JPG

... is a really peculiar lighthouse: in Cologne.

Quote:
The Helios AG für elektrisches Licht und Telegraphenanlagenbau was a German electrical engineering company. Founded in 1882 it existed until its liquidation in 1930. The company was based in the city of Ehrenfeld, which was incorparted into Cologne in 1888. The company is nowadays mostly known for the Heliosturm, a lighthouse on the former site of the factory that was constructed for test and research purposes.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:22 pm
You all might be interested in these books. Be sure to check out the "related" book choices too.

http://www.amazon.com/Lighthouses-International-Association-Marine-Naviga/dp/0762703873

And this website:

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/

Quote:
Welcome to the Lighthouse Directory, which provides information and links for more than 11,600 of the world's lighthouses. Latest update October 19, 2009. This week the pages for Puerto Rico, Western Québec, Spain's East Coast, Wales, Sweden's Lake Vänern, Eastern India, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and São Tomé and Príncipe have been checked and revised, many with new photos added.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:24 pm
@ossobuco,
So far that's one of the coolest lighthouses here. It's a shame so jerk(s) tagged it with their graffiti.
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:29 pm
@farmerman,
NEWFOUNDLAND - CANADA
GROS MORNE lighthouse

http://www.canada-photos.com/data/media/12/newfoundland-lighthouse-scenery_1654.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:31 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
Riding a bike on a rod tht looks barely 2 ft wide. COOL!
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:37 pm
TRY this shot of the PEmaquid lighthouse in Maine     http://www.westford.com/fingerhut/Lighthouses/Pemaquid-Lighthouse.jpg
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:39 pm
@farmerman,
POINT-AU-PERE ( father's point ) lighthouse - lower st. lawrence river

  http://k41.pbase.com/u37/kjosker/upload/26446956.St.LawrenceLHPointeauPere.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:39 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
That modern designed light house is a really cool one as well. Is it ever open to the public?
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Oct, 2009 04:42 pm
@farmerman,
LABRADOR - POINT ARMOUR LIGHTHOUSE

 http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/NFLDHistory/images/clip_image001_005.jpg
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