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Postby Zachary » Sat May 14, 2005 11:25 am


Here's a few questions for you, lets see if you can answer all of them
1. Which gulf coast light was taller than the tower at Cape Hatteras (before it was destroyed *hint*)?

2. Up until 1858, what was the brightest Gulf Coast light?

3. What was the first light built on the Gulf Coast? (*hint* it was built before it was United States territory)

4. What was the brightest light in Texas? (*hint* look at my avatar)
you better not get this one wrong!

5. What was the only Gulf light to be built using Skyscraper Technology?

6. Which Texas light has been replaced more than any other?

7. Which Louisiana light originally showed 3 lights, one from the lantern on top and two from parallel bay windows protruding from its sides?

8. Which skeletal tower was never fully constructed due to storms in the area?

9. Which skeletal tower was built using parts from the above answer?

10. Which Gulf light is the only Gulf iron tower to remain in it's original place?

11. Which Louisiana light caught on fire and was said to act "like a giant blowtorch"?

12. Which Florida light was replaced 4 times, with each tower being destroyed by a hurricane?

13. Which light replaced answer #12?

14. Which Georgia "range" light was built like a street lamp?

15. At which Louisiana light were the keepers poisoned by lead in there water supply? (*hint* this was the first tower to be coated in tar)
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Postby Zachary » Mon May 30, 2005 9:08 am


Maybe they're too hard, doesn't anyone know the answer to atleast one?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:23 am


Lets see.......

14. Savannah Harbor Range light.
12. Dog Island?
13. Crooked River?

3. I can't think of the name but it was built in LA.
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Postby Zachary » Mon May 30, 2005 10:33 am


You got those 3 correct and yes, #3 is in LA
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon May 30, 2005 11:09 am


OK.

#3 is/was The Balize in LA.

15. Ship Soal, LA
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Postby Zachary » Mon May 30, 2005 1:13 pm


Both correct also
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Postby Zachary » Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:59 pm


Well, since there havn't been any replies in a while, here's the answers

1. Which gulf coast light was taller than the tower at Cape Hatteras (before it was destroyed)?
Sand Island, AL The 2nd Sand Island Tower was 4 feet taller than the Hatteras Tower

2. Up until 1858, what was the brightest Gulf Coast light?
Franks Island, LA It once had 30 lamps & reflectors, more than any other Gulf Light

3. What was the first light built on the Gulf Coast?
La Balize, LA a light was established here by the spanish as early as 1699

4. What was the brightest light in Texas?
Bolivar Point It once held a 2nd Order Fresnel

5. What was the only Gulf light to be built using Skyscraper Technology?
Galveston [South] Jetty, TX

6. Which Texas light has been replaced more than any other?
Brazos Santiago, TX replaced 4 times

7. Which Louisiana light originally showed 3 lights, one from the lantern on top and two from parallel bay windows protruding from its sides?
Southwest Pass 1832 and 1839 Towers, LA

8. Which skeletal tower was never fully constructed due to storms in the area?
Trinity Shoals, LA

9. Which skeletal tower was built using parts from the above answer?
South Pass, LA

10. Which Gulf light is the only Gulf iron tower to remain in it's original place?
Biloxi, LA All other Gulf Iron towers (Bolivar, Matagorda, Pass A L'Outre) have been moved atleast once

11. Which Louisiana light caught on fire and was said to act "like a giant blowtorch"?
Southwest Pass 1871 Tower, LA

12. Which Florida light was replaced 4 times, with each tower being destroyed by a hurricane?
Dog Island, FL

13. Which light replaced answer #12?
Crooked River, FL

14. Which Georgia "range" light was built like a street lamp?
Savannah Harbor Rear Range, GA

15. At which Louisiana light were the keepers poisoned by lead in there water supply?
And finally, Ship Shoal, LA
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