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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:27 pm


From The Baltimore Sun ....

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/ ... -headlines

From the "Grover Collection" :wink:

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Postby rocky5128 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:58 pm


Thanks for the story and a beautiful picture


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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:23 am


This Grover person did a good job on that photo! :wink:


Thanks for the article as well.
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Postby epona » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:21 am


Yes who ever this Grover Person is did a very good job on taking the photo and posting this article.

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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:09 am


The only thing about a new Grover post is you get the song stuck in your head for an hour. There is no way to get it out. Luckily he has good taste in music. :lol:
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Postby vacastle » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:16 am


Yep we are lucky he has good taste :lol: Grover's songs get stuck in my head too.

Here's the official web site...
http://www.thomaspointlighthouse.org/
You'll find updated info on the dock construction and some really interesting photos documenting the work going on.

:D Grover, thanks so much for posting this and your beautiful photo.

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Postby tekkybob » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:02 am


He has me singing the song....and Im a horrible singer. He has some fantastic photos in his collection.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:23 am


The 100% greatest thing about this lighthouse is it ISNT in a museum ...

Not to say that Drum Point and Hooper Strait arent important ... they are ...and should be patronized and embraced ... but here you are ... not quite in middle of the Chesapeake ... and right off the shore of Annapolis ... there you are ... face to face with the venerable relic ... and the appreciation for its purpose increases many times over ...

Brent (Pharoslvr) tells a captivating life saving story about Thomas Point and maybe he'll repeat it here ...

If ever the opportunity arises to take the Great Circle Tour, take it ... for sure it runs on both sides of the Maryland Challenge ... perhaps more often as well ... to be redundant ... to me it was a little pricey (125.00) ... and the boat was a little smaller than I would have preferred ... but the experience was incomparble ... the lights magnificent ... and the dollars soon forgotten ...
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Postby Biggy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:31 pm


I have to agree with Grover on everything he said about the Great Circle tour... small boat for 20-plus people, and very noisy too... Gave me a really bad headache after listening to that motor for 8 hours! It is a bit pricey, considering you have to pay for your own lunch too, but not a big deal. It was a good trip to some lights you hardly ever see unless you regularly go boating in the Chesapeake. I got my Thomas Point photos on this trip, along with a lot of other good ones.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:00 am


Are there several other "hard to get to lights" on this tour?
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Postby AL » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:40 am


Stephen,

This is a great tour! I guess the noise that Biggy speaks of depends on where you sit, I don't recall any problems. Check out their site:
http://www.chesapeakelights.com/index.htm, especially the Great Circle Tour.
Here are two lights that are included:

CRAIGHILL CHANNEL LOWER FRONT RANGE LIGHT
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Postby Red » Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:14 pm


The Great Circle Tour is a blast, the best place to sit on the boat is in the bow section and the noise level is much better. If it is choppy, you are lilely to get very wet. Capt. Mike gives a great tour and his knowledge of the Bay and it's lightsis a real bonus. We goes out of his way to get in as close as he can to each light so everyone can get their shots. I highly reccomend all of his tours. RED
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Postby Biggy » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:10 pm


I'd say most of the lights on the Great Circle tour are hard to get to, like I said, unless you have a boat or know somebody with one who can take you out there on a regular basis. I agree that Capt. Mike does a great job with all the info he provides. His knowledge is tremendous and I would recommend the tour just for that part of it. As for the noise ... I was sitting in the back and middle of the boat for most of the trip.

And as for some of the photos I got while on this boat...

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Baltimore Harbor

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Bloody Point

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Poole's Island

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Sharp's Island

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Craighill Front and Rear Range lights

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Craighill Upper Channel lights

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Sandy Point

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Thomas Point

All in all, as you can see from the lineup of lights on this trip, it is a good one. You won't be disappointed.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:58 am


Just to be perfectly redundant, here's some information about this year's Great Circle Tour ...

http://www.cheslights.org/challenge/mrichards.htm
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:14 pm


Bringing this topic back to the top .... from The Daily Times (Delmarva Now!)

http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... 06057/1002
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