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Cape Mendocino Lens

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:31 am


From The Times-Standard

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_9664459

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Postby island » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:24 pm


"The Coast Guard does not allow lenses to be stored in lighthouse lantern rooms, where they're exposed to environmental factors -- such as the extremes of light and humidity -- that can deteriorate lenses."

I do understand the concern about this lens. Perhaps Coast Guard Curator Arlyn Danielson should be equally concerned about the very many Fresnels of all sizes still in operation in lighthouse lantern rooms around the country that are exposed to these and more environmental factors. Are these lenses being maintained according to curatorial standards? Not likely.

There appears to be bureaucratic hypocrisy here; do as we say but don't do as we do.
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Postby LighthouseNews » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:55 am


For those interested, I received a comment on this issue from USCG Lt. Cmdr Chris O'Neil (District 11) on my rant about this issue.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:49 am


Frpm The Eureka Reporter

http://www.eurekareporter.com/article/0 ... f-ferndale

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:49 am


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Postby alchunb » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:49 pm


My computer just dumped an entire rant, and I don't feel like repeating myself. The Cape Mendocino lens is in terrible shape, the "lantern" is nothing more than a glass box which has had problems, and all the superglue and magic potions in the world can't replace a professional restoration. The lens has lost several bullseyes, and most of the litharge is shot. Do you want it done cheap, or done right?! I know, it's not about the artifact; it's who can do it cheapest, and who's congressman has more power than the Coast Guard. There's a lot more to this stupid story, trust me. And I was one of the other lampist who incorrectly diagnosed the condition of the lens last summer. I guess if you hire enough "professionals", sooner or later one of them will tell you what you really want to hear; doesn't have to be accurate, just more convienent.
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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:53 am


This smells as bad as what's going on with the Peanut Corporation of America. Don't like your salmonella test results, test again from a different area of the batch until you get one that you like and then ship the crap. :twisted:
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Postby Grover » Thu May 06, 2010 2:36 am


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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sun May 09, 2010 2:30 pm


In a letter to Parrish dated April 22, Coast Guard Capt. Ronald Labrec wrote that the lens is in an “unsuitable and unsafe environment,” and there has not been enough progress made to remedy the situation. Thus, the Coast Guard plans to soon end the loan of the historic lens

”That history will certainly be lost if it is moved,” Humboldt County Fair Manager Stuart Titus said……


Finally seems like somebody is making some sense....And surprise, it's the Coast Gaurd.

From the assessment, History would be lost if it is not moved.......
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Postby Grover » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:01 pm


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Postby CHUCKX53 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:48 pm


That fellow can chain himself to the structure as long as he wants…Still doesn’t stop the fact that the lens is in danger….Seems to me that the city & county have had more than adequate time to effect repairs to ensure the lens’ safety and have failed to do so…If the aim is to preserve valuable history, the lens should be removed and stored in a safer environment….Just hoping the Coast Guard can provide that.
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Postby Grover » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:14 am


...
Day 20 ... from The Times Standard

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_15348568
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Postby Grover » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:12 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:27 am


You know, I could see this as a rightful protest, if they were concerned about keeping the lens at or with the original lighthouse, but it's not......

Fact is, it was "Loaned", not "Given" to this community, the Coast Guard should put it in storage to preserve it, and then given to CMLPS when they have a sufficient place to house it.

To me, it would make more sense to fabricate a plastic replica and put it in the Faux structure, a fake lens in a fake light sounds about right.
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Postby Grover » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:12 am


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