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32 Stairs, 1 Terrific View

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Postby Grover1 » Thu May 17, 2007 7:23 pm


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Postby epona » Fri May 18, 2007 3:31 am


Does anyone have any pictures of this lighthouse they can post?

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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:28 am


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Postby Grover1 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:42 am


... and Carole ... its what you dont see in Stephen's picutre that makes Turkey Point such a special place ...

As Stephen's description tells, though short in stature, perched as it is, you need to see the view ... there are few words to describe it. A hundred feet up, to the west two you have, I believe, the confluence of the North East and Susquehanna Rivers .... and in front of you and to the east, the very beginnings of Chesapeake Bay. Its awesome and silent and magnificent to behold.

To be there at dawn was almost a reglious experience ...
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Postby shirin » Fri May 18, 2007 7:48 am


Last time I climbed that light it was only two vertical ladders and not an easy climb with a camera in tow. Glad to hear the stairs are being put in!

http://www.lhdigest.com/Digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=1535

The story linked above has an article from the relighting several years ago and a small shot of the ladders available back then.
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Postby Lighthouse Joe » Fri May 18, 2007 9:16 am


Turkey Point
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That is going to be one nice view, on a cliff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
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Postby epona » Fri May 18, 2007 1:32 pm


I am very impressed with all the information posted in answer to my question about this lighthouse. I did however find the web site of this lighthouse a bit confusing.

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Postby Larry » Fri May 18, 2007 6:12 pm


From the deck of the Skipjack Martha Lewis:

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Silly me, I didn't realize it was open. I've never climbed it. I may take the hour drive soon.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri May 18, 2007 6:34 pm


Larry,

I dont ever remember seeing a shot from down below before ... thanks for posting it ...

Here's some images found searching GOOGLE ...


From the Lighthousefriends page, with the original keeper's quarters

<img src="http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/turkeypointMD.JPG">

Appears to be letter head

<img src="http://www.caracove.com/tpls/tplsbanner.jpg">
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Postby AL » Fri May 18, 2007 10:15 pm


This is what the inside looked like in Sept. 2005
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Postby Larry » Sat May 19, 2007 5:00 am


That electrical work doesn't really look up to code. Does it? :lol:
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Postby Ross » Sat May 19, 2007 6:09 pm


You should see how Derby Wharf in Salem is hooked up, I think Maria or Shirin took a photo of the single-pair wire spliced with old electrical tape, and lying on the floor of the lantern room! :)
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sat May 19, 2007 6:21 pm


I remember a black and white picture that showed turkeys in front of Turkey Point. :D
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Postby Grover1 » Sat May 19, 2007 7:40 pm


I found it two Thanksgivings' ago ... its in the LH.net news archives ...

<img src="http://www.mariner.org/women/images/images_lg/lg_PL906FeedingTurkeys.jpg">
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Postby Larry » Sun May 20, 2007 8:46 am


On one of my contract assignments about three years ago, I meet a guy in the HR department that knew the Salter family. He was friends with one of the sons (perhaps the one in the photo?) and used to play at the lighthouse when he was a kid. Pretty cool story.
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