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Sullivan's Island Volunteers Wanted

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:56 am


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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:29 am


It would be great if someone from this forum could attend this meeting. I am too far away. Any volunteers?
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:18 am


I wish that I didn't live quite so far away, either. 'Sounds like a great opportunity!
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:19 am


I need the knowledge of an intelligent man, woman, or child ... visible up to 70 miles? From The State

http://www.thestate.com/statewire/story/680040.html
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Postby ericlighthouse » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:50 pm


Not sure I am an intelligent man, but here is what I know. Normally the farther you can see the light the higher the source of the light must be. We all know this is not the tallest lighthouse (in the US or World) and is not on high ground, however, there is time when the atmosphere has the right conditions, that the light will be bent and therefore can be seen from a long distance. Sullivan light is certainly one of the most powerful lights ever built.

This condition would explain how sailors saw lights at a greater distance then thought possible at the time.

Even so 70 miles sounds like a lot.
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