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Pemaquid Point Update

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am


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Postby epona » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:31 am


This is a lighthouse I had planned on visiting in August. I guess I will wait until September when the scaffolding is removed.

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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:06 pm


I visited there on June 29th. I felt sorry for the bride who was having her wedding photos taken there. Well, I have pictures from last yoear, this year ( under construction) and now I will have to go back next year.

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Postby Gary Martin » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:24 pm


Here's what Pemaquid looked like last week when I was there...

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The late afternoon light was great for reflections... were it not for the scaffolding. Granted, I'm happy they're doing the restoration work... I just wish they hadn't been doing it when I was there. Oh well... an excuse to go back later this year!

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Postby TWolfe » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:17 pm


It's good to see they are doing restoration work. But, I know how you feel Gary. So far, this is my favorite Maine lighthouse. We were in Maine 9 days in June. Everything went as planned, and we had a couple of extra days at the end of the trip with nothing planned. I was tempted to talk Randy into driving to see Pemaquid, but we met some people who told us about the scaffolding.

Gary, what other lighthouses did you photograph? I'll have to see if I missed any of your posts. I was only home one weekend in June and July has been busy, too.
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Postby Tybeeisland48 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:53 pm


But ya know, restoration photos are awesome too! It lets everyone know these lights are not being rejected and are cared for!
I love reflective images...no matter how they are taken...restoration or not!
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Postby Gary Martin » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:55 am


I think I ended up seeing 21 lighthouses, Tammy... including Portsmouth, NH and the light at Tarrytown on the Hudson.

I haven't posted much of the rest of what I shot... I've been buried at work since I got back.

There are a bunch more reflections coming, Pam :!:
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Postby Biggy » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:27 pm


LOL ... I'm sure, Gary, you felt the same way I felt when I first visited Portland Head and the only thing I could see was a tower of green tarp and a lantern room. I was cursing, to say the least! LOL 8O Of course, that's why, when I went back to Maine in December, I made it a point to go to Portland Head for my sunrise shots. Everything works out at some point.
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:11 pm


Nice sidebar article to the refurbishing ... from Maine Today

http://business.mainetoday.com/newsdire ... ml?id=4662
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:56 am


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Postby epona » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:04 am


In this latest newspaper article Jim Leslie said that they had "discovered the outline of a window that had been filled for some reason with granite blocks." "The window was near the base of the tower facing the ocean."

Their is a really simple and logical reason why the window was filled in.

The window was allowing ocean water to come in. This was flooding or making the lower level of the tower very, very wet. The solution was to block the window. This had and has been done with many other buildings of all types that face or are close to the ocean.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:10 pm


From The Wicasset Newspaper ... "The Prettiest Village in Maine"

http://wiscassetnewspaper.maine.com/200 ... house.html
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:06 pm


Excellent! No photos, though. Anyone?
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Postby Paul » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:17 pm


Hi Leah - Another story from the Lincoln County News, this has a before and after picture:

http://www.mainelincolncountynews.com/i ... m?ID=27297

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Postby epona » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:42 am


One of my goals is to get and see this lighthouse sometime this year or next. I am taking a certification course in Belfast at the University of Maine. I decided to drive the longer but scenic route and do some side detours on my way back and forth.

The course meets once a month until June so I will have some good opportunities to do this.

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