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Tawas Point Looking for Keepers

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Postby Grover1 » Fri May 23, 2008 4:40 am


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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun May 25, 2008 6:34 am


Yes, I WOULD pay $275/week to do that job!!!!! =P~
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Postby Hersh » Sun May 25, 2008 10:27 am


Tawas is a neat spot, and being a keeper there would be fun, but I'd get tired of all the people. That's why I liked DeTour, the only time people could show up was when the tour boat brought them out. Lots of time to ourselves.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Mon May 26, 2008 5:45 am


Mike, you would have made a great real-life keeper in some secluded and hard to reach location!!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:59 pm


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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:39 am


I was raised near Tawas Point and will always hold that light dear to my heart. I would gladly pay the money if I still lived near there. :(
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Postby boats » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:02 pm


Would love to be a keeper there, but only if I got paid. Its a lot of work to do at a lighthouse, Just for what I do here is enough work, Noppee. You pay the "Boats" and I'll do the work year round. Having people around is not a problem, give me a chance to play the part of Lighthouse Keeper for fun, for pay of course. Got eat Ya know.. "Boats"..
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:48 pm


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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:28 pm


I'd love to see Boats in an old time Keeper's Uniform from the era of the USLHS :!:
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:42 pm


While I'm at it, there are several other interesting things about Tawas Point. One, there's a very nice DNR campground there for those who like being in the out doors. The lighthouse itself sits on a spit of land and is hence conducive to both sunrise and sunset photography for those who like low light photography.

This first shot w at sunset was taken on a camping trip with my sons years ago.

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The next two shots were taken on the way home from the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in the fall of 2005, the last year that Hersh and I both did that festival. I don't know if Hersh has any shots of Tawas from that night or not, but here are two. The first is a silhouette taken before the sunset, which was a dud that night insofar as color was concerned. Lots of potential but the color remained right on the horizon.

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They've also floodlit the lighthouse, which makes for interesting night photography opportunities now.

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Postby boats » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:46 pm


Well that lighthouse is my size Gary, so hook me yee mate and I'll take the job. Better ask the wife first :roll: I did ask and now I can't get back in the house, =)) Help me some one, I need a cup of happy coffee... "Boat"..
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:55 am


Terrific shots, Gary! They put TP in a whole new perspective!
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Postby jaymatt1978 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:50 am


Well just give me my HF radio, good 20 meter dipole antenna and a laptop, I'd be all set!!! One of these days I'll do an overnight lighthouse activation. Put it on the long list of things to do before getting TOO OLD!!! :D
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