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Postby Grover1 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:37 am


From The Island Packet

http://www.islandpacket.com/lowcountryl ... 10832.html

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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:59 am


Interesting article....and nice photograph, too.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:29 am


Kinda neat that this is a twin or sorts (see below).

A tower similar to the lighthouse was built in Darwen, England, in 1897 for the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign. The man who built it was Whalley's grandfather. "My grandfather built the Darwen Tower. It was the most significant structure that he ever built," Whalley said. "The Harbour Town Lighthouse symbolizes part of our family's heritage, because it was the most significant thing that Whalley Construction buit."
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:09 am


A little more about the Whalley family ... From WTOC 11

http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10203557
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Postby wheland » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:28 am


Barry,

I meant to post this earlier.

I'm somewhat partial to Harbour Town LH. It wasn't the first lighthouse I ever visited (that was more than likely Barnegat when I was a child) but it's the one that got me hooked on lighthousing- purely by accident.

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:02 am


Dennis ... strange sometimes about lighthouses ...

Im sure it was Twin Lights that got me hooked as far back as a fourth grade class trip ... and Barnegat was no doubt the second light I ever saw ... but the closest light to me, Sea Girt, I never knew existed until way, way after my interest was fanned ... I saw a series of blank (on the inside :wink:) greeting cards featuring paintings of NJ lights ... I recognized five of the six ... the sixth was Sea Girt.

Took care of that visit the following weekend ...
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