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Postby thebear » Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:47 am


My wife and I are new enthusiats of lighthouses, we want to take a week long trip to tour lighthouses and eat seafood this fall. Does anyone have any suggestions of where we might start this trip and what we might do.
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Postby shirin » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:48 am


Is there any particular area you would like to travel? How far from home would you like to go?
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Postby thebear » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:55 pm


Well we live in northern Arkansas, so we would fly into whatever city appropriate. We want to rent a car and spend a week traveling the coast and enjoying the sites. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Postby Hersh » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:22 pm


Maine is always a great place to go and see lighthouses.... Not to mention the tons of lobsters and beautiful scenery. There are a couple threads detailing what you can see and do in Maine if you decide to go there.

And if you're not dead set on the east coast, there's always Michigan. We have more lighthouses than any other state, and there are a couple spots you could stay to afford you some great lighthousing.

Wherever you choose, as long as you're lighthousing, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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Postby wheland » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:18 am


Tom,

There are literally thousands of answers to your question.

We need to know what time of year you are looking for especially. Maine and the rest of New England is lovely in September after Labor Day- and you don't have to contend with the crowds of families and most everything is still open.

There are a number of lovely Lighthouses to visit on Cape Cod- as well as Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The Cape Ann area of Massachucetts is nice as well.

As someone else mentioned Maine is a great place to go Lighthousing. There are many Lights to see.

You could combine your vacation with the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge in September- or the NJ Lighthouse Challenge in October. You could add in the Delaware Lighthouses to either one easily.

There's always Florida you could fly into Jacksonville and drive down the coast and fly out of Miami or Key West.

There are some nice Lighthouses in the Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC area- and these cities are fairly close to each other. You could fly into one and fly out of the other.

Michigan or Wisconsion have a plethora of Lighthouses available to visit as well.

You could fly into San Diego and drive up the coast of CA to San Francisco and see many nice Lighthouses on the way.

As you can see there are many possibillities available- you could also take a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands and take day trips to many of the Lighthouses of Hawaii.

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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:57 pm


....so many choices & so little time!! :)
The best of luck with whatever you decide!

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Postby wheland » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:26 pm


Brent,

I could have given some more but I figured I already went into overdrive on him :lol:

Bear - Whichever one you decide on come back and ask more questions- we'll give you more answers.

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