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Postby Grover1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:27 am


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Postby NoahG » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:26 am


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Postby island » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:44 am


I see in the comments Tim Harrison has appeared selling his wares.
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Postby vacastle » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:14 am


I see in the comments Tim Harrison has appeared selling his wares.


Good book pertaining to the subject matter & recommended in another format, by a Lighthousing.Net member and friend.

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:15 pm


Actually, the mention of Lighthouse Depot was in the Google Ads box on the page, and not in the comments section.

The newspaper gets a kickback from Google for including these Google Ads boxes. Companies pay Google to have their names appear when in the Google listings based on paying for certain "ad words. Google determines which ads make sense to run alongside a given article on the newspaper's page based on the relevancy of "ad words" in the article. As such, Lighthouse Depot had no direct involvement in appearing on this page. Their inclusion was just a result of the Depot's paying for the appropriate "ad words."
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Postby Ross » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:01 pm


If you click on READ # COMMENTS, you can see Tim's post:

"IThis is not the only Chicago lighthouse.
If anyone wants to learn more about the lighthouses in Chicago, I'd recommend the book, Lighthouses of Chicago Harbor that is available at www.LighthouseDigest.net . "

It was below the Google Ads box.
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Postby island » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:26 pm


Yes, Ross. That as what I was commenting on re: Harrison. Frankly I did not notice the Lighthouse Despot ad. I totally ignore ads on googled pages. Apparently Don's book is only available from Harrison's FogBound Publishing. I have not seen this book but I am familiar with Don's work and I am therefore expect it is well researched and well written.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:16 pm


I passed over that "read and comment" section, since I assumed I would have to enter my email address to read the comments, and need more Spam like I need another hole in my head :D
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Postby rocky5128 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:42 am


I thought the comment that Ritchie puts it on e-bay was pretty accurate. :o The way he sells thing here, you can bet it will be sold to someone soon. He sold the Skyway,(which is a toll road coming into Chicago), he sold our parking meters a couple of months ago and now the rates have more than tripled.

This is coming from someone who might have to start saving her money so she can buy it :lol:

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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:34 pm


Sold the parking meters??? Now that's a good one. :yay:

Fortunately, he won't be able to sell the lighthouse. If he attempts to do so, the govt. takes it back. It happened up here in Maine with Squirrel Point Lighthouse. And then it starts the non-profit/municipality transfer all over again, with a properly deserving group getting it.
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Postby epona » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:25 pm


Terry, I agree with you I am very careful about where I keyboard my email address. Now on the flip slip I have a public email address and a private one for this reason.

Island, Your posting have merit and are valid. The natives in this part of Maine avoid certain roads and highways during the summer months, this includes where a certain lighthouse store is located. Yes, we do love our tourists and want them to visit and spend money, lots of money.

Kathy, I love reading all your comments and postings. This is not the place to say what an eye opener I have gotten on politics since moving to Maine. This being said, the lighthouse may not be sold but I going bet the powers that be will figure out a way to get money out this deal.
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Postby rocky5128 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:44 am


It would be nice if they found a way to open it up for tours. The breakwater to get out there has a lot of gaps in it and there is no way to get to it. The entrance to the breakwall, I believe, is from the water plant. They do not let anyone on there anymore since 9-11, they are afraid someone will poison the water supply from there. If they did a boat tour out there I would be one of the first to get a ticket.

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:23 am


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Postby Terry_Pepper » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:56 am


As you will learn by reading the Chicago Tribune post above, the City of Chicago would like to open the lighthouse to the public as a museum, and realizes they would ned to constuct some type of dock to allow this to happen. Certainly a great vision - let's hope they can put it all together.
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