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Assateague Island LH Visit (Part 3) "The Top"

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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:52 am


Making up the stairway and through the "low clearance" area, the wall covering changes from brick to white washed wood, probably to reflect light. There are a few remaining steps to get to the gallery level.

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This door leads to the gallery level, just below the lantern room. I appoligize for the tightness of this shot, but the widest angle my lens will go is 28mm.

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The watch room was small, and of course crowded, so I wasn't really able to photograph it and do it justice, expecially with all the people. I did manage a photo of one of the ventalators. It may be hard to tell, but these ventalators had small screens over the openings, which I haven't noticed at other lights. Could it be to keep out the local mosquito population?

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This window looks out of the watch room at the gallery level. Anyone know why this light is out on the gallery? Other lights have these as well.

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We were not allowed to walk out on to the gallery, but the door was open so I was able to take this shot of the view.

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Dissapointed in the fact that we could not walk out on the gallery, we climbed/crawled up the stairs to the lantern room. This shot is looking down on those stairs from the lantern room.

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At night, these are the stars of the show. This photo taken from the stairs in the above photo.

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I was able to get some cute girl to put her hand beside the beacon to get a relative size photo. Also, a close up of the beacon.

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What makes the lights turn? This motor.

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This view shows the roof of the lantern room. Note the fan attached to the ceiling to help circulate the air and keep some of the heat down.

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So what is the view like from the lantern room?

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Lastly, the past star of the nightime show in the lantern room, the first order Fresnel lens, on display at the Oyster & Maritime Museum, http://www.chincoteague.net/oyster/omm.html.

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The lens is in need of restoration, and donations can be made there as well.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:26 am


Stephen,

Thanks for eveything so far, I, II and III ... I see lots of good stuff I wouldn't have thought to take pictures of and appreciate that you did ...

Thanks for sharing ... Please keep them coming.

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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:59 pm


Nice array of shots, Stephen! 'Sorry to hear that the gallery is
now closed off. They must have started that, this year? Did
anyone tell you why it has been closed off? It seemed as though
some structural work was done to the brackets and other related
iron-work back in '99.

Again...thanks for the nice photos!
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Postby vacastle » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:36 pm


Stephen, thanks so much for each and every one of these photos you've posted of Assateaque. This is a home state light that I've never had the opportunity to see inside.

Boy, everytime someone comes back with photos of that light, the outside looks worse than before.

Thanks for showing me the inside, and in such great detail. :D

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Postby COTA » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:03 pm


Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Hersh » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:38 pm


Memories.......

Thanks for taking me back to Assateague with you Stephen and Christina. That was a really cool leg of our trip this spring, and I can't wait to get back.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:57 pm


Sorry the photos I shared eariler are gone, but the update for this page is ready as well. This will be the last of the updates for now.

http://beachbum.homestead.com/Lighthous ... sland.html
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Postby TenofHearts12 » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:34 am


Loved the pics and went to your website to view them. I hope they can come up with the funds someday to throw a paint job on the tower as it would make it more spectacular than it already is.
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