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150 Years at Barnegat Light

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:38 am


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Postby MontaukPoint » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:35 pm


Is anyone planning on being down there for the re-lighting? I'm a little to far north (say 900km!), but would like to be there. If anyone is going, please post some photos!
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Postby Biggy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:15 pm


I was there! Very cool. Lots of people, at least 5,000. A bit chilly, but nothing Melissa and I couldn't handle. I will try to post some photos very soon.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:50 am


From The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/183/ ... 61399.html

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:53 am


... and, from my hometown paper, The Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/article/20090102/NEW ... GECAROUSEL

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Postby Biggy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:25 am


OK, folks ... here are a few from my visit to the newly relighted Barnegat Lighthouse last night. As I said, lots of people, so I pretty much waited for most of them to clear out before really getting into any shooting of the "new" light. And so, this is what I've got for now. Enjoy.

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This was about 10 minutes after the lighthouse was relighted, about 5:20 p.m. or thereabouts.

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Took this one about 5 minutes later, closer to the walkway.

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This one was a fairly easy shot to figure out. Nothing fancy, just a nicely lighted lighthouse.

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And for those of you who are interested in knowing what things looked like about 20 minutes before the relighting, here you go.

Hope everybody enjoys these. I have a few others I may throw up here at some point, but these were the best ones from the evening.
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Postby wheland » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:02 am


David,

Thanks for the photos. I would have liked to be there- but I just hate crowds and 5000 or so people in that area is just too many for my taste.

I'll get down there sometime soon when there won't be so many people there. I'll have to make do with your fine photos until then.

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Postby MontaukPoint » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:35 am


Excellent photos, David!

Thanks for posting them.
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Postby Biggy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:37 am


I understand what you're saying, Dennis. Melissa and I aren't really fond of crowds either, and maneuvering through the crowd near the lighthouse visitor center was a chore. Still, we had to go because Barnegat Lighthouse has meaning for us.

When I met Melissa, she had been to one lighthouse in her life, which was Hunting Island in South Carolina. To that point in my life, I didn't even know lighthouses still stood in this country and not been to any, despite growing up in Ridgefield Park, just 5 miles from Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse under the GWB. So, when we first visited Barnegat Lighthouse in April 2000, it was the first lighthouse I'd ever seen and the first we visited together. Who would have thought I'd have a lighthouse book hitting the market 9 years later? LOL

Anyway ... the relighting had sort of another sentiment for us as well. We moved into our house in Barnegat on New Year's Eve 1999, so it marked 10 years of being in our house the other night. The relighting sort of brought us into what we're expecting to be another great 10 years in our home.

By the way, I did set the timer on my camera so we could get a shot of us at last night's relighting, and here it is ...

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Postby Biggy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:39 am


MontaukPoint wrote:Excellent photos, David!

Thanks for posting them.


No problem, Alan. Thanks for the kind comment.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:34 pm


David ... thanks for the photos ...

Here's another from Shawn Huber, AP Press, published on Delaware Online

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Postby rocky5128 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:10 pm


I would not have recognized you with the beard. You are a lot more bundled up from when I saw you in June 2007 on the lighthouse tour.

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:08 am


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Postby Biggy » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:53 am


Kathy ... That's because I typically dress for the weather and it was significantly colder on New Year's Day compared to anytime in June. :lol:

It's an old Boy Scout thing -- when heading out into the outdoors, overdress and shed clothing if necessary, but don't get caught freezing your rear end off because you're not prepared. 8O
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