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Price's Creek Drawing

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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:00 pm


Last year I was asked to do a drawing of the Price's Creek Rear Range Light for an book by Cheryl and Bruce Roberts called "North Carolina Lighthouses....A Tribute of History and Hope."
The book was published last summer but that particular drawing was not used because of space-constraints.
It was an interesting project since there are no known blueprints on record and the only thing I had to go by was an old torn black & white photo that was taken after the structure had collapsed and existing foliage had grown up in and around the remains.
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It will be shown on Stephen's site (beachbum) as soon as he has completed construction of the page. Hopefully, it will compliment the exceptional work that he has already done on Price's Creek.
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Postby Ross » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:02 pm


Looks great! Do you have a scan of the photo?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:03 pm


Brent,

Thanks for the kind words! I am happy that you allowed me to use it to help enhance my site. Thanks again!

Here is the link to the new page.
http://www.beachbum.homestead.com/Light ... Creek.html

Hope you all like it.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:14 pm


I thought I did, Ross but I can't seem to locate it in my files. It was sent to me by Bruce (almost a year ago to the day) but I don't think it can be used since it is located in another book (by another author) and is protected by copyright laws.

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:48 pm


It's a beautiful drawing, Brent! You did some nice work in that wonderful book! :D
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Postby vacastle » Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:43 am


If you have a copy of the book by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts, "North Carolina Lighthouses: A Tribute of History and Hope." , you can look on page 217 in the Appendix, where you'll find Brent's drawing of the combination of a beautiful keeper's house with a sixth order lens and the front brick range lighthouse, now the ruins we see.

Price's Creek Front and Rear Range Lights light station was one of several sets of range lights on the Cape Fear. Price's Creek was a Confederate signal station for blockade runners, giving them information about the location of the Union's ships and was discontinued after the war.

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Another one of our LH.Net members, Melody Leckie, contributed to this book too! You'll find her photograph of Roanoke Marshes Light reproduction that sits on the waterfront of Manteo, NC. on page 183.
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Postby Zachary » Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:54 pm


Here's a picture of the old Rear Range light that I found
Prices Creek Rear Range
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Postby Ross » Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:43 pm


That's an Amazon link that requires you to log in *AND* give them a credit card.
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Postby Zachary » Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:09 pm


Oh, sorry,
Here's a different link
http://bolivar.wbbhost4u.com/images/RearRange.jpg
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:33 pm


Thanks for the link, Zachary! That is the same phote that I used and is believed to be the only known photo in existance.

Some basic info on the building:
1. Outside dimensions were 25'x25'
2. It was built on an english basement (cellar) that was unfinished
3. The walls were 12" thick cavity wall brick
4. The main floor consisted of three rooms: Parlor, Kitchen, and bedroom
5. The privy was located approximately 50' from the back of the bldg
6. The floors were "heart-pine" from local forests
7. The roof was local random cut cedar slabs
8. The lantern room contained a 6th Order Fresnel Lens

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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:17 pm


Great piece of work Brent. You definitely have a talent. :yay:
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:59 am


Thanks Kevin (and everyone else)! :)

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Postby Jen » Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:04 pm


Lovely rendition, Brent!!
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Postby plebetkin » Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:33 pm


as always, Brent, great work. From curiousity, how long does it take to do a sketch (including your research and drawing time)?
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Postby lighthsedi » Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:34 pm


What a great drawing Brent!! I am doing a scrapbook for the OBLHS to use at presentations, etc which shows and describes each of the NC lighthouses. I want to include photos (or renderings) of each of the lighthouses past and present. Do you have something I could use for the Price's Creek LH (or any of the others)? Maybe a "work in progress" rather than the final version of your drawing since there may be copy right issues. My scrapbook will not be reproduced for distribution but will just be used for the society's educational/promotional purposes.

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