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Roanoke River Lighthouse: Beachbum and Bert

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:06 pm


JIC you missed it ... or dont subscribe ... here's the LHD article that featured the photography of Beachbum (Stephen) and Bert (Robert) ...

http://www.lighthousedigest.com/Digest/ ... ryKey=2534
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Postby Pharoslvr » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:48 am


Congratulations, guys! Nice coverage?
I wasn't aware that the land that the light sits on, has no easement?
Can you have clear title to property in NC that is 'landlocked?'
'Just wondering because some states do not allow it.

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Postby Hersh » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:52 pm


Nice job on the article, this poor light needs all the attention it can get!!!
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:23 am


I agree :!:

Thanks for the kind comments.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:06 pm


The lighthouse was moved by barge to the present location and then the owner just brought dirt in to fill in the site (so it was a bit underwater to start with). Don't believe he ever had clear title to it.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:38 pm


The lens to this lighthouse was on loan from the Coast Guard according to soures I have read.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:16 am


While I don't know for sure, I think that when he bought the lighthouse, the bought the lens as well. If it is on loan from the Coast Guard, they would have gone in and gotten it, espeically since the structure is in the condition that it is in.
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Postby vacastle » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:34 am


I believe the modern optic 4th order at the Roanoke River replica in Plymouth, NC is the one on loan from the Coast Guard.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:22 am


Maybe that is what his source was talking about.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:58 pm


According to Roger Bansemer, in his book "Carolina and Georgia Lighthouses" he states, "The lighthouse even has a Fresnel lens that sits in the lantern room. It isn't the lens that was originally installed in the lighthouse, but it is a fine specimen and it on permanent loan from the Coast Guard.

Since the lighthouse was sold in 1955 perhaps no body knows about the loan.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:09 am


Did anyone else see in this months digest that the town of Edenton might get the $350,000 funding to buy the light, move it, and restore it. I am guessing that the $350,000 is just to buy the light? I am wondering if he would sell it that cheap now, why wouldn't he do so a few years ago?
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Postby ericlighthouse » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:27 pm


My guess is he had no takers at 1 million dollars.
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