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Postby bert911 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:23 pm


Finally, after living in North Carolina for 5 years, we finally got to Ocracoke Island to see the Ocracoke Light Station. We went last week as part of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society annual Keeper's Weekend. My website has been updated with the photos. Here is a preview.

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Postby Hersh » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:05 pm


Is the lantern offset from the rest of the tower? It looks like it in the close up shot in the middle.
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Postby vacastle » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:34 pm


Nice shots Robert! Thankls for sharing with us.

Yes, the lantern room is offset.

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Postby Weasel58 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:23 pm


But most people never notice, because it looks right from the direction most people "shoot" the tower, IE the down the white picket fence photo.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:25 pm


Robert, excellent photos! Thanks for the pick-me-up! :D
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:32 am


Nice photos. Ocracoke is such a quiet place. Did you have much time to explore the island?
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:43 am


Bert ... missed you by a couple days ... liked your collection alot, especially the interior shot.

Here's one I got Wednesday night ... only the bugs stayed for the light coming on ... many, many bugs ... biters all!

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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:26 am


Nice one!
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Postby Biggy » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:47 am


Great shots of Ocracoke by both of you.
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Postby AL » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:53 am


You just have to love the ferry ride over to Ocracoke, especially when you are the last car on the ferry and the arse end is hanging over the edge 8O
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:38 pm


Nice shots, guys!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:18 pm


... only the bugs stayed for the light coming on ... many, many bugs ... biters all!



Been there, done that, Barry. I've never had so many mosquito bites in my life!!!! :( October is beautiful on the Outer Banks, but just watch out for those marshy areas!!!
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:26 pm


Thanks for the pics Robert. It is an impressive lighthouse an very simple design. I have never seen a stair well like that before. Is it unique to that lighthouse?
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Postby Gangreen » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:36 pm


Nice.... It is too bad we were all about a week from each other, It would be nice to go there and actually have outings with other people that like capturing the lighthouses. When Michelle and I go to OBX, We start every day in a different place then travel all day visiting various places and finish with the sunset before we head to the hotel. Anyway thanx for your shots, I just finished uploading the evening shots I took of Ocracoke....
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Postby rocky5128 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:20 pm


I love your shots, both of you. I never new that the lantern room was offset. When I make it back there, I will definitely need to shoot from some other angles.

Nice shootin' boys :wink:

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