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Postby Terry Forrest » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:09 pm


Your beard is soft, Gary, and I've never minded kissing part of your beard when I've kissed your cheek either when getting to MI or leaving for home!!

LOL, am I making you blush, Gary?

Nice windows, all!
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Postby boats » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:57 pm


Well I must say the photos of spiral staircases, windows and ports or better then what I have in all the books I have. Most books only show a few of anything. What is here now is a big help for me when building a lighthouse, like the 30 footer I'm building now. Great photos guys, I never can get out to visit lighthouses much any more so thank you all for the super photos, they help. :D "Boats"
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Postby boats » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:59 pm


Oh and one more thing, do any of you folks have photos of the big doors which some light have. :D "Boats"
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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:42 pm


Here's one from my stint as keeper on DRL. This is unique because you're looking out the window in the stair tube which is from the 1861 light, seeing the window in the outer tower, which was built in 1931. When they brought the 1861 lantern and staircase out to the new offshore light in 1931 they just dropped it down into the new building. They still put the windows on the outer tower even though they were just windows to a plain steel tube.


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Here are the windows from the outside.


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Ok, I lied... More than one from DRL. Here's a view of a pssisng freighter from inside the bottom of the stiar level.


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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:45 pm


Looking out the lantern of Assateague


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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:58 pm


How about a door? Hey, since it's an UNcontest I guess I don't have to worrk about disqualification.

This one just struck me when I was looking through my DRL shots. When the lighthouse is all closed up it's steel painted black and white. It's beautiful, but monochromatic. Then when you open those huge black steel doors, inside you find these nice stained wood storm doors with brass colored screens. A very dramatic contrast.


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Postby mombo » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:20 pm


Doors? I have a few. Here's Ned Point, MA.

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Postby Terry Forrest » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:23 pm


Nice doors!

That DRL one, Mike, is quite different. Makes me think more of a house door than a lighthouse door for sure!
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Postby Hersh » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:52 pm


That's what I thought when I saw it Terry, certainly not what you'd expect to find a mile offshore. But just like everything else, this was built from the original 1931 station plans.
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Postby Hersh » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:34 pm


Not an architecturally spectacular window, but I like the fall colors outside. This was at Beaver Head light on Beaver Island, MI.



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Postby mombo » Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:00 pm


Here is the front door to the Sister's Island Lighthouse, St. Lawrence River, NY. It's a long step down!

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Postby epona » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:12 pm


Al - Thank you for letting me know about the cut out of a cat. I thought it was a cat in the window but not a real one.

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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:03 pm


Here's a window shot of a sort. This is a photograph of the New Cape Henry lighthouse shot from the lantern room of the Old Cape Henry lighthouse. You can see the reflection of the lantern room behind me in the windows in front of me.

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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:29 pm


This first shot below is one of the windows during my climb of Bodie Island looking out at the keeper's residence.

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This next photograph is one of a flight of pelicans that was shot from the lantern room of Bodie Island looking east out toward the Atlantic Ocean.

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Postby Larry » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:00 pm


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