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LIGHTHOUSES OF THE WORLD.

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 06:55 pm
@farmerman,
I thought that too. I agree on the seemingly Arabian/Middle Eastern influences: The domes and the round arches of the doorways.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:00 pm
@Rockhead,
YEh, old firehouses in US cities all have some local "decorations" that are recognizable. In PA, we have a very mature volunteer fire service in cities of less than say 200000 (most of em). The volunteer symbols are repeated all over their equipment.


HERES a lighthouse from the ALeutians, the Scotch CAp Rock Lighthouse. The original one, built in 1940 as a "coming" war effort.(It apparently had a phony light a mile or so off which could be used to move ships to their dooms on the rocks. The SCotch CAp Rock was destroyed in ten 1946 earthquake and Tsunami where 5 lighthouse keepers were killed. The present one was built in the 1970's
You can see the ruins of the original

       http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/photos/US-West/ScotchCapAK.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:01 pm
@Green Witch,
Quote:
Oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. It's now a bed and breakfast:




Aorry, I didnt mean to step on your neat pic of tye Hudson R lighthouse. I know of one Hudson "RAnge Light" up near Ft Edward or Glen Falls where the whole thing is made of limestone similar to the one you show. The range light is just a little thing on the widows walk atop the roof.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:10 pm
@Green Witch,
Where on the Hudson River is this lighthouse?
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
Near Kingston. You can see the Kingston-Rhinebeck bridge in the picture.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:21 pm
Here is the bed and breakfast info. with some interior pictures:
http://www.saugertieslighthouse.com/bb/index.shtml
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:28 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Looks middle eastern sorta.


Now that you mention it, farmer ... I can see that, too!

Quote:
I love lighthouses and old barns as examples of things where function dictates form.


Yes. And (for me, anyway) there's also something quite romantic about lighthouses. So often located in spectacular, remote & rugged locations. Beacon to ships on the wild & woolly sea on stormy nights. Something, too, about the noble lighthouse keeper keep watch ... Smile
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:30 pm
http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/b/billgomets2009/302-800.jpg

http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/viewsingleimage.html?mode=singleimage&handle=billgomets2009&number=302&album_id=70&thumbstart=0&gallery=
Another Kingston, NY lighthouse on the Hudson River.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:35 pm
@msolga,
(the lighthouse keeper keeping watch, was I meant to say.)
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 10:16 pm
The inside of a lighthouse is beautiful too.

I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
And keep him company.
I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
And live by the side of the sea.
I'll polish his lamp by the light of day
So ships at night can find their way.
I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
Won't that be okay!
We'll take walks along the moonlight bay
Maybe find a treasure too.
I'd love living in a light house,
HOW 'BOUT YOU?
The dream of living in a lighthouse baby, every single day.
The dream of living in a lighthouse,
the white one by the bay.
So if you want to make my dreams come true,
You'll be a lighthouse keeper too.
We could live in a lighthouse
The white one by the bay,hey hey.
Won't that be okay.
Yada tada ta ta ta.


http://dalehubert.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/DSC_5725-1024x680.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 02:26 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

The inside of a lighthouse is beautiful too.


I got the chance to stay on a lightvessel for one day (kind of trainee during my schooling at the naval college).

This vessel is now in museum harbour in Hamburg-Oevelgönne
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1371/907798968_dc0ae2b6f5.jpg

(We still got three working lightvessels [on two positions] in the North Sea ... down from about 15.)
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 06:47 am
@Walter Hinteler,
That lightship looked fairly old compared to the Nantucket one I posted. I love to see the lightships built in the 1800's. They still had jibs and 50/50 sails.

Hers the Key West (Florida) lighthouse as seen from a indow in the keepers cottage.

   http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/dalemcdonald/dm2864.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 11:51 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

That lightship looked fairly old compared to the Nantucket one I posted. I love to see the lightships built in the 1800's. They still had jibs and 50/50 sails.


Before it was "Elbe 3" it was on duty as "Weser" ... from 1888 onwards. It's considered to be the oldest still sailing lightvessel in the world.
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:01 pm
Phare de la Vieille, Brittany, France

http://laphotodujour.hautetfort.com/photos/00/02/1921988280.JPG
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:34 pm
@Francis,
There are a lot of French phares worth to be mentioned (besides those well-known on various posters) ...

... Les Triagoz for instance

http://i36.tinypic.com/15wknc5.jpg

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:34 pm
@Walter Hinteler,

Keron looks rather 'usual' ...

http://www.breizh-passion.com/bretagne/images/stories/phares-iroise-kereon/viewsize/kereon.jpg


... but inside Wink

http://i33.tinypic.com/1zv30ug.jpg
Francis
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:40 pm
Walter wrote:
There are a lot of French phares worth to be mentioned


That's true, Walter.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:41 pm
http://www.pneuboat.com/membres/pages_perso/pp_4464/73338.jpg
Les Casquets (about 7nm northwest of Alderney/Channel Islands)
Quote:
The current light in the 23 metre North West Tower is 37 metres above mean sea level and flashes five times every 30 seconds and with flashes 3.7 seconds apart. It can be seen for around 24 nautical miles (44 km) in clear weather. The East Tower contains the foghorn, which produces two blasts every 60 seconds and this has a nominal range of three nautical miles (6 km). The South West Tower is topped with a helipad and there is another helipad on a flat section of the rock. The rocks are also marked using racon with a Morse letter T on radar displays. The lighthouse complex was automated in 1990 and is monitored and controlled from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre in Harwich.
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 12:44 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
That's the keeper's bedroom but look here his office:

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/fromveur/kereoninterieurguichard.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 01:05 pm
@Francis,
Cordouan Wink


http://i35.tinypic.com/9g97yb.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/wkmgj4.jpg
 

 
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