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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:24 am


Here are a few "standard" shots of Bodie.

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:34 am


Maybe I never noticed it becasue its painted but damn, it's the same window!
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Postby vacastle » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:39 am


Stephen, never a "standard" shot at Bodie! Always different...always a new experience.

I like the "feathering" clouds in the first photo, and the way the shadows of the pines play in the second. The stormy gray clowds add to the third. Having watched the contractors paint the black stripes, your fourth shows that the paint job still looks new.

Thanks for sharing photos of a favorite destination.

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:46 am


Separated at birth?

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I never get tired of OBX lighthouse shots, Stephen ... keep them coming!
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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:54 am


Yeah, they are twins for sure. I always think about what it would be like to be climbing Bodie when I am climbing at Currituck, since they are exactly the same. Both are such wonderful towers and each one has their own "unique" characteristics.

Sorry the photos came out a bit fuzzy when I made them smaller.
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Postby vacastle » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:40 am


The towers are indeed alike, built from the same plans by the same builder, Dexter Stetson. The Bodie LH came first and then Currituck. Stetson also built Cape Hatteras.

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Postby Hersh » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:07 pm


Thanks for the photos Stephen, I needed some good OBX shots this week.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:23 am


Paul Pelz was the architect for Bodie and Currituck but few people
realize that he was the same architect who designed St. Augustine.
All three lights were built within 3 years of each other. As with Bodie
the classic window treatment is the same as Currituck but more
difficult to see because of the paint.
An interesting 'side note' is that several years ago I saw copies of
the plans to Currituck and found it interesting that on the title-block
(of said plans) had Pelz's name erased and left blank. :)
One other thing.....All three lights are built on massive architectural
granite base's that are well detailed and defined, a Pelz trademark.
Pelz was also the architect who designed the Library of Congress as
well as replicating some of Thomas Jefferson's designs at the University
of Virginia (my old alma matter), noteably, the 1901 University of Va.
Hospital.
He also did other great work too numerous to mention.

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Postby COTA » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:50 pm


Thanks for the photos Stephen!! I have been feeling a little homesickness myself for the OBX!!
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Postby Moosup » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:50 am


Beautifull lights these two. Great pictures, Stephen. You really captured a great sky on the first picuture. Well done.
Currituck, is that a brick tower? And on the third picture, the closeup on the window, what is Bodie made of?
What does "OBX" stand for?
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Postby Weasel58 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:51 am


OBX is short hand for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Both Bodie Island and Currituck are made of brick. Both towers were built off the same blueprints and were built by the same crew that had built the 1870 Cape Hatteras. They just kept moving up the coast about 40 miles at a time.
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Postby Moosup » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:39 am


Thanks for answering my question, Weasel58. Seems to be alot of interesting lights along the coast of North Carolina. Planning a trip to the U.S in september, I guess a stop at Cape Hatteras would be recommended. Do you know if there are any lighthouse cruises in this area?
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:47 am


In addition to Bodie (NC), Currituck (NC) and St. Augustine (FL)....Morris Isand (SC) and Sand Island (AL) are all identical Pelz's designs.

(Footing designs did vary because of overburden, soil difference's and bedrock elevations...and were usually calculated and designed by either local engineer's and/or contractor's)

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