|

Round Island Passage repainted

A forum to discuss lighthouses in the US Great Lakes Region
(Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and the lake lighthouses of New York & Pennsylvania)

Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:25 pm


As I reported in another thread, over the past couple of weeks
a contractor has been repainting the Round Island Passage light
under a Coast Guard contract.

When we circled the lighthouse this afternoon during an
eastbound Shepler's lighthouse cruise, I was happy to see that
the job is complete. Here is a photo taken this afternoon showing
the new paint job. Note that the contractor painted the structure
from top to bottom, with even the pier and inset ladder being painted.

The lighting conditions early this afternoon were pretty bad, and I
only had my pocket point and shoot with me. Hopefully the lighting
will be better when we narrate the next eastbound cruise on Saturday,
and I will take my Nikon SLR along with me and get some better photos,
including a close-up of the Native American heads on the tower for Noah.

Image
Terry Pepper
GLLKA Executive Director
http://www.gllka.com

Seeing The Light
http://www.terrypepper.com

Image
User avatar
Terry_Pepper
LH.net Administrator
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Michigan

Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:40 pm


That looks just fantastic, A real fine paint job....Spiffy once again....

I have a couple of comparison photos, from 2001 and 2006, the last time I was out there....
Attachments
Round Island Passage.jpg
Round Is. Pass. 2001
Round Island Passage.jpg (50.67 KiB) Viewed 683 times
Round Island Pass 2.jpg
Round Is. Pass. 2006
Round Island Pass 2.jpg (76.22 KiB) Viewed 683 times
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
User avatar
CHUCKX53
Inspector
 
Posts: 1148
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:42 am
Location: Central INDIANA

Postby NoahG » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:01 am


Oooohhhh, SHINY!
Noah G.
User avatar
NoahG
Head Keeper
 
Posts: 274
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Postby Terry_Pepper » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:20 am


Chuck, looks like you had similar conditions back in 2001 as those I encountered yesterday. They look almost like they could have been shot on the same day!
Terry Pepper
GLLKA Executive Director
http://www.gllka.com

Seeing The Light
http://www.terrypepper.com

Image
User avatar
Terry_Pepper
LH.net Administrator
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Michigan

Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:48 am


Except for a small rust patch above one of the Indian Heads, Yeah, it was nice then....I think this was my frist time ever out there, and one of my favorite shots, even though it's a little cloudy, about like your clouds, Actually !!!

Subquent times out there, It just didn't look as good, but now looks maybe a bit better than my best....I'm hoping Round Island Light has held up well, in 2006 It still looked good....

I have other shots where the lights looked better then...White Shoal from 2001, and North Manitou Shoal from 2002 -- both looked nifty then with almost-fresh coats....Maybe the CG can get around to them next year.....

I got some nice ones of Poe Reef and 14-Foot Shoal from that time as well...How are they holding up ? I haven't been up close to them since about 2003/04....and I've heard things are afoot for the Front Range in Cheyboygan as well ?
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
User avatar
CHUCKX53
Inspector
 
Posts: 1148
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:42 am
Location: Central INDIANA


Return to Great Lakes Lighthouses

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron