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finding lighthouses in New England Area

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Postby suebeez123 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:49 pm


Hi all I am new here but just want to know if there are any light houses you can climb in the new england area, I have been to top of High land light in cape cod, but would like to know about some others, thanks :roll:
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Postby Paul » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:13 pm


:D Hello - You might want to check out Jeremy D'Entremont's website, "New England Lighthouses A Virtual Guide" at www.lighthouse.cc You will find everything you need to know about the Lighthouses of New England including the photos, history and events of them all. :D

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Postby boats » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:36 am


You see Sue, any thing you want to know about lighthouses can be found on this site. Why the folks in this group even told me I was on the LEFT coast, so they say..... Nice to have you with this group. :D "Boats"
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Postby Ross » Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:53 am


Yeah sure Paul, send them away... :)


Jeremy's site is definitely the best and most informative!
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:14 pm


The New England Lighthouse Lover's (NELL) has an informative site that you can check, as well, Sue:
http://www.nell.cc/

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Postby island » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:07 pm


The sources of lighthouse information given here provide good information but what Suebreez wants to know is; Are there any lighthouses where visitors can climb the towers? What light tower are open to the public?

Maybe this information exists somewhere on the websites given but I don't know where it is easily found.

There are lights such as Ft. Constitution and Seguin where visitors are allowed to climb the towers but only on certain days an/or during specific open house events, not routinely each day of the week as is the case with some lighthouses in other parts of the country.
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Postby boats » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:45 pm


Suebreez, check lighthouse depot. They have an information site which is real good. :D "Boats"
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Postby shirin » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:13 am


suebeez,

Are there specific lights you are looking to visit or know if you can climb them? I'm sure someone on this site could help out with any particular light you are interested in.
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Postby plebetkin » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:16 am


Portsmouth light is available for climbing on a regular basis. there are posted dates each year when the light is open and docents are on site to talk about the light and its history. You get a fairly decent view of Whaleback from the lamp room but need a telephoto lens or binoculars to really see it.
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Postby plebetkin » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:18 am


a CT light that can be climbed is Stonington. The light is gone, but you can climb into the lantern room. It does get hot in there on a warm summer day. The lighthouse also has a great display of Stonington area history, you can see the cistern in the lighthouse floor, there is a second floor room that has a lighthouse memorabilia display including a fresnel lens.
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:36 pm


Peter,

That was going to be my suiggestion ...

Suebeez,

The only thing I'll add is that you can view of two other lights from the lantern room ... and, if you walk down to the end of the road, down to the water, beware .. it has to be one of the windiest spots on earth ...

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Postby plebetkin » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:10 am


Avery Point light in Groton, CT is due to open soon. The last thing I heard was that there would be a gift shop available and the light may be climbable at certain specified dates of the year.

New London Ledge can be visited by Project Oceanology ship at Groton, Long Point, Ct. It is located on the UConn Groton campus. I'm not sure if the tour just goes around the lighthouse or actually stops at it and lets people climb it.

New London Harbour, CT is privately owned and can be seen from the street. New Haven light (CT) is closed to the public but has been open on very rare occasions.
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Postby plebetkin » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:18 am


the two lighthouses in Old Saybrook, Ct are not readily approachable from land. The inner harbor light is on private property. This is an exclusive neighborhood with signs posted about private property. I have worked up enough nerve to stand on someone's land to photograph the inner harbor light, but I haven't worked up the nerve to walk across five or six properties to get to the outer light. Both are visible from other land locations and from the water. I don't think either has been open for viewing and climbing.
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