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Postby Grover » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:12 am


... and while I will always take ownership of my errors, here's
the source of my confusion ... believing them to be the same
light, I liked the name "Root River" better ...

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=643

... and to further confuse my addleness ... from GOOGLE images
(becasue its click protected on Seeing the Light :wink: ...)

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:32 am


Yeah, "Root River" is a cool name, Isn't It ?

I had also thought it was Root River before reading Sapulski's book.....I'm thinking the confusion results from the channel being dredged from Root River straight East out to the lake....Not knowing, the first time I was out there, that it had been a former light, I had thought it was maybe an old life-saving station.....Later, I found out it was a light out of service for a hundered years, and made that same mistake in the name....

Racine Harbor doesn't sound near as exotic, But I'm not going to argue with Wayne.... :mrgreen:
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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:47 am


You were at the Root River at the perfect time for the salmon run. My brothers fish that river about 2-3 miles up every year at that time. It is actually the only reason that 2 of my brothers actually know where a lighthouse is. 8O

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:45 pm


One of many errors on "Seeing The Light."

Maybe some day I will find the time to correct them - if I live long enought - LOL!
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Postby Grover » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:07 pm


.
Terry ...

Please know if it wasnt for "Seeing the Light" I never
would have known to look for it ... LHF was a backup
source and also for additional alternative directions.

An ancillary note, the shame is the reef light, which
the Wardius book did note, was dismantled before
the notion, the era, of preservation was upon us.
This appeared as one very cool looking lighthouse ...
So different an era, when they looked to take down
the breakwater light more than 25 years later ...

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Postby Grover » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:47 pm


...
Anthropomorphic Lights?

I think the new American Express Card commercials are great, the ones
with Yo Yo Ma's cello playing, where they take everyday items we see
and show them as frowning faces in the front half as they tell about
"bad" credit cards, they show them smiling on the back side as they tell
about "good" credit cards ...

Can a lighthouse be anthropomorphic? I first thought so when I saw Gary and
Mike post ice encased pier lights with just the red beam shooting out ... I thought
so again as I saw this view of the front range light in Baileys Harbor ...

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:50 am


Geezh….That thing sure weathers fast….I was last there 2-3 years ago, and it was freshly painted then…

Otherwise, this is a great shot angle, cutting out the ugly tower across the road from it…..Looks like they may have hacked down some foliage from over there as well….
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:14 am


Hi Chuck and Grover and all:

Did someone mention here that they went to the the WindPoint Lighthouse in Racine, Wisconsin? I am planning to go visit it this week depending on the weather and my days off and found out it is only 54 minutes away from me according to mapquest. Let me know. Thanks.

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Postby rocky5128 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:52 am


I was up there a couple of weeks ago. I am going to stop by at some point this weekend, I think. If all goes well I am doing a quick Door County trip. My mom is out of 100% Cheery Juice, so it is a great excuse to just shoot up there.

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Postby kk4lighthouses » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:59 pm


Well the spirit moved me and I made the drive to Wind Point Lighthouse this afternoon from Hales Corners, WI. I attached one of the pictures I took while there. Sorry if they are a bit dark. We had overcast skies and cold temperatures so it was a bit hard to get really good photos.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:46 am


KK --- I expect you meant to say "Wind Point" in your post with your picture there......

Got North Point on your mind still ?

Yes, I have been to both many times.

Know it's cold down here....Aren't you freezing up there as well ?

Definitely not lighthousing weather for me !!
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:44 am


LOL Yep looks like I still had North Point on the mind there allright but I will say Wind Point sure puts the other one to shame. Thanks for the heads up Chuck. I edited the post and was able to get both photos I took attached to the post as well. Heck yeah it's freezing up here. It was only in the teens and 20s that afternoon so I only stayed for a few minutes taking pictures of the light's tower and admiring the waves coming up from Lake Michigan then jumped back in my car and warmed up. Probably won't plan to drive back there until spring or when it opens up in June. Thinking about joining or making a donation to their "Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse" group too.
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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:54 pm


Tehy are talking 6-9 inches maybe down here in Chicago starting on Wednesday, I hope there is some snow up north if I go up there this weekend. I don't care how cold it gets, as long as I get some snow shots I will be happy. Fingers crossed that I can get out.

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Postby kk4lighthouses » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:08 pm


Ugh you can have the snow I will be glad when the weather gets warmer again so when the lighthouses open up I can walk up their towers and get pictures there besides from the outside of them. BTW I made it to Kenosha's Pierhead and Southport's Lighthouses.
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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:07 pm


Have you made it to Kevich yet? It is also not too far from you. It is private property, but you can get a good look from the road. Its about 5 miles from Port Washington.
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