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Two Venerable Lighthouses Compete for One Genuine Lens

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Postby TenofHearts12 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:18 pm


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/25/nyreg ... ref=slogin

Be interesting to see who ends up with it........any thoughts?
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Postby ericlighthouse » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:26 am


It the article is correct Charlotte has the rights to it until 2011. At that point it would go back to the Coast Guard, who would then have to decide who to loan it to.

My thoughts are Lorain should donate money to Charlotte so it can have a replica made. Especially since the lens was taken care of and protected during this time period. Perhaps a join grant application(s) could be made to help make this happen. I would donate to such a joint cause.

Last if Lorain gets the lens back, it should be noted that Charlotte took care of it during this time period.

In short the lighthouses should help each other keep the lights.
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Postby Hersh » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:03 pm


A tough situation for sure... Should get interesting in about 3 years.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:39 am


As Lorain was saying ... From The Chronicle Telegram

http://www.chroniclet.com/2007/12/28/lo ... e-its-lens

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:39 pm


From the hometown paper ... The Morning Journal

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?news ... 6371&rfi=6

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