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Grosse Point Light

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Postby BMR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:25 am


First ever renovations ...

From The Chicago Tribune ... http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013 ... tional-aid

From The Daily Northwestern ... http://dailynorthwestern.com/2013/01/24 ... is-spring/

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(From Grosse Point lighthouse.net)
There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.
No one knows how many humdingers there are in a lollapalooza.
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Postby island » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:09 pm


Grosse Point and other light towers were constructed with the popular and widely used yellow Cream City brick. Some of the batches of brick were poorly manufatured and soon began to deteriate. Grosse Point was repaired by an application of a 3½-inch facing of concrete coating in 1914. Canna Point (image) and Big Sable were repaired with iron cladding. The attached image is Grosse Point before repair. The Kenosha image shows undamaged brick.
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