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That pole on Prices Creek?

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Postby Zachary » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:21 am


Where did it come from? In the old 1917 photo of Prices Creek in Endangered Lighthouses, it is not there.
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Postby island » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:39 am


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Postby Zachary » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:49 am


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1917 National Archives Photo, No Pole

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Postby AL » Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:07 am


There are two different views of the LH for one thing. The pole appears to be just that - a pole. My guess is that it was either there but not photographed or it was placed after the 1917 photo was taken.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:53 pm


I have noticed that pole before as well, but I didn't realize that it was as large as it is. I assumed that it was part of the original lantern room, but it doesn't look that way in that B&W photo.
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Postby cawteener » Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:57 pm


Maybe it isn't actually attached to the lighthouse... maybe it is just behind it and just appears to be attached in the photo
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Postby Zachary » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:04 pm


Here's a picture of the other side of the light, it's attatched to the top
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Postby AL » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:20 pm


Well this view blew my theory out of the water :oops:
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:50 pm


It was STILL a good theory, Al!! :lol:
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:38 pm


It seems to me that sometime after 1917 the concrete slab on the light was replaced. In the first photo it appears to be circular yet in the later photos it is square. The pole may well be the only remaining pole of several which formed the wall for the lantern room.

Just a thought. 8)
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Postby AL » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:47 pm


using a little TRICKERY you might be right Kevin

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Postby Zachary » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:20 am


The only thing is that the edited pick that you did, the pole is alot narrower than on the current light.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:03 am


It could be that it's the remainder of an old flue. At one time I believe there was a pot-bellied stove located on the floor of that small tower. It could be that it wasn't installed until well after that first photo was taken.
I guess it is entirely possible that they didn't want to run the flue on the outside of the tower where the flue and/or smoke could effect the light beam. ('Just a guess)

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Postby vacastle » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:06 am


Well, we are still hoping to gain permission for the OBLHS to go onto the property as part of our Spring Retreat the end of April (see post in "Events" section)

If that happens, we can see - and photograph this pole up close and personal-and go inside.

:roll: I'd better have my EpiPen on me if we make that trip! 8-[

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Postby cawteener » Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:13 pm


Judy, what type(s) of insects or critters are you thinking we would meet up with?
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