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Sandy Hook, Snow and Sinatra ...

Just got back from a lighthouse trip? Have you just finished photographing every aspect of one lighthouse? Post the pictures here! Lighthouse-related photos are also welcome.

Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:59 pm


Kind of going for the alliterative thing ...

Possibly a day late, on many of the trees and shrubs surrounding the lighthouse the snow had already melted. Sandy Hook is about 40 minutes north of Ocean Grove ... That's slightly less than the playing time of SINATRA: The Very Good Years, probably the best single disc collection of the chairman's voice ... If there are better recordings than "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "I've Got You Under My Skin," then I haven't heard them yet ...

Oh yea ... I took some pictures, too. Here they are ...

Pictures 1-4 are just me circling about 270 degrees around the lighthouse. Two items of note ... picture number two ... if you could see a little further to left and down, you would see my elbow and knee prints ... that was where the snow was deeper than anticipated and the hard ground was "further away" than first thought, causing my bad ankle to collapse underneath me. Picture number 4 ... the "rows" along the left side, they are the outside wall of the mortar battery. Thought it was a nice touch to the photo.

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Pictures 5,6 and 7 ...

Number 5 is the North Tower at Twin Lights ... for those who have been there, only the walkways were cleared ... there was no backing up for wider pictures this day ... Number 6 is a view of a very frozen Sandy Hook Bay ... the small white thing dead center is Sandy Hook Lighthouse ... Number 7, for Stephen and Al, is the Spermacetti Cove Lighthsaving Station ...

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Pictures 8 and 9 ...

These are of the Conover Beach Beacon ... I've always found this structure unique, and when in the area, always try to take a shot or two. For those who know, and for those who don't, it worked in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Light, a couple of miles behind it and up the hill, to guide ships through the bay.

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While cold when I first got out there about 930am, it warmed nicely in bright sunlight to a balmy 33 or so ... more snow expected tonight ...

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Postby COTA » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:43 pm


Thanks for sharing the photos Barry. It's nice to know some get to lighthouses in the snow for photos. Wish I could. Sandy Hook is one that I hope to see someday. Be careful getting those photos in this weather! By the way, believe it or not...I like Sinatra. Sounds like a good combination you had for your trip!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:22 am


Beautiful, Barry! Thanks for the lift! :D
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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:30 pm


Barry,

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Out of 1-4, I think I like four the best. I like the wall can the partially cleared road as well.

The Twin light shot with the remaining snow on the tower is a good one and the bit of snow on the tower add character, IMHO.

As for the LSS, it is interesting to see all the different styles in which they were designed and built. Thanks for taking me there.

The Conover beacon is an odd looking range light. I can't decide which of the two I like the best though.

Thanks again!
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