Assateague Island LH Visit (Part 1) "Outside"

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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:54 am

As many of you know, Christina and I made a trip to the Assateague Island Lighthouse two weekends ago. In the past, the lighthouse has only been open to visitors twice a year, at Thanksgiving, and I believe during the Pony Swin weekend in July.

However, this summer has been a bit different. All summer long, through Thanksgiving, the lighthouse has been open Fri, Sat, and Sun from 9-3. Admission price is $4. With family living on Chincoteague, the island that sits to the west of Assateague, we decided to make a quick weekend trip to see and climb the Assateague light.

Here are a few photos of the lighthouse, from the outside. The weather was less than perfect, but we took photos anyway.

The front of the tower

Looking up the tower

The Coast Guard Sign near the lighthouse

The top of the tower against the dark cloudy background

The oil shed

The day of our visit, there was a artist set up in the oil shed selling her art work and other lighthouse items, seen in this photo.

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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:47 pm

Damn.....it's looking pretty rough, Stephen. Maybe it'll
get painted in '06.

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Postby shirin » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:55 pm

Wow, that tower is looking mighty rough. Certainly not the tower I saw several years ago. I'm going to have to dig out my photos to see just how much its changed. Thanks for the photos!
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:59 pm


Was just looking at your sampling again ... fourth one down ... imminent storm with that eerie light ... I think its a keeper
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