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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Fri May 21, 2010 3:47 pm


Someone obviously has plenty of time on their hands:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lighthouses_in_the_United_States_by_height
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Postby Grover » Fri May 21, 2010 7:02 pm


...
Kevin ... I saw a similar list here awhile back ...

http://www.us-lighthouses.com/towerheight.php
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Postby wheland » Sun May 23, 2010 8:50 pm


Kevin vk2ce wrote:Someone obviously has plenty of time on their hands:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lighthouses_in_the_United_States_by_height


Well there is at least one glaring omission in this list- Cape May, NJ is not listed.

I'm not sure of the exact height but it,s in the same area as Barneget and Absecon - regardless it,s not on this list at all.

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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Sun May 23, 2010 9:04 pm


It's like most of the stuff in Wikis Dennis, one has to regard it as doubtful/suspect. I'm intrigued by the number one ranking for Hatteras when 10 feet of the claimed height is underground.
Greencape Lighthouse which is some 30 miles from me, is around 94 feet (29 meters) above ground level but the concrete below it is twice that depth which makes it a very tall lighthouse using the argument above. :lol:
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Postby LeadingLight » Mon May 24, 2010 3:21 am


I presume officially all your lighthouses have a negative height, Kevin, since they're all pointing down 8)
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Mon May 24, 2010 4:44 am


They are actually navigation aids for submarines, Frans. :mrgreen:
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Postby tinypiney » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:43 pm


I know a lighthouse that wasn't listed - Piney Point, Maryland!
It is my favorite lighthouse and my namesake.
...And it is thirty feet tall, hence the name tinypiney.
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Postby Grover » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:09 pm


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Did Mr Donahoo ever build a tall light?
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Postby tinypiney » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:59 pm


Nope!

(By the way, Donahoo built more than a dozen lighthouses, it's more like a baker's dozen)
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Postby LeadingLight » Thu May 05, 2011 11:52 am


In general their height is exactly sufficient to connect the light with the ground #-o
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Postby LeadingLight » Wed May 11, 2011 9:22 am


Seriously: the general rule would be the higher the light, the longer the visibility. However, there are limitations. Technical and financial, but mainly "natural". If you put the light too high, it will often be obscured by mist or low clouds. On some sites, like Point Loma (San Diego), you'll find an old lighthouse built on a cliff or other high point, and a new one built at the foot of that hill. The reason to build that new one is in fact that the high elevation of the old light caused the problems with the visibility. So higher is not always better. The elevation will depend of the needed visibility and therefor be different on different locations and in different circumstances. Landfall lights will be higher than secundairy lights and sector lights, or other lights that mark just a canal.
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