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Roanoke River --- A different Perspective

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:50 pm


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Postby bert911 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:06 am


Stephen ~

Were you able to tell if the fresnel lens is still in one piece?

Here is a picture from 2003, before Isabel blew throuth

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:29 am


Robert,

Seeing your photos ... and seeing Stephen's ... and viewing first hand in October of 2004 ... who wouldnt have the horrid feeling it is the next Mispillion ... a light in disrepair that will meet the ultimate misfortune before rescue efforts materialize ... This lighthouse is a charmer ... and I envy both you and Stephen with being able to "cross the river" to get your shots ...

Thanks for posting.
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Postby bert911 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:45 am


Grover ~

From what I remember hearing, the person that ownes the light is asking a HUGE amount of money for it. I fear it will either fall apart in the next hurricane, or it will be in such disrepair that no amount of money can save it.

Until the owner has a change of heart, we will be forced to see the destruction of yet another historic property. :cry:

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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:28 pm


Here are two more photos that I have ready to share. We were able to get on the property the other day, although I won't say how. I promised our contact that I would not give out my source.

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I was also given the contact information which got me in contact with the owner. I spoke with him yesterday while he was at work, so I was not able to get a lot of information out of him. He was very nice and willing to help me with some information that I was looking for. He also said that the structure was NOT up for sale and that he was working with the "Lighthouse Society" and the town of Edenton to get it restored at some point. Like I said, I wasn't able to get a ton of info from him, but I was at least given some ray of hope that the structure would be restored.

As for the lens, it is my understanding that it is owned by the city of Edenton. It appears to me that it is all there, although I can't speak yet as to its condition.

I have a number of photos to share if you guys are interested.
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Postby cawteener » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:41 pm


Hey!!! Where are mine??!!?? :lol:


Like he said, we had a great time and got a lot of really good photos. Maybe he will be nice enough to share some of mine too...... :D
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Postby bert911 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:18 am


beachbum1616 wrote:I have a number of photos to share if you guys are interested.


I think I speak for everyone here: YES WE ARE INTERESTED!

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:00 am


Bring 'em on, Stephen!!! AND Christina!! :D
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Postby COTA » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:28 pm


Yes, bring'em on! I would love to see them! Wow, it is nice to maybe have some ray of hope compared to zip! Crossing my fingers....way to go S & C, and thanks for sharing with us.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:35 pm


Here are a few more follow up photos.

This shot is of what I call the "north side" of the light. This one was shot almost directly into the sun. Not really having a good grasp on exposure settings yet, this is what we got.

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This view of the "tower," was taken from almost the same angle as the first, and gives a good view of the gallery.

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The underside of the "back" porch shows its condition and where it connects to the main structure, and also explains why there are loose boards on the "front" of the structure (will post that photo later).

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One more for now, a view looking along the remains of the porch on the north side of the structure, looking down toward the privy.

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Maybe I can get around to posting more later tonight.
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