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Harbour Lights Early 2005 Introductions Announced

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Postby vacastle » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:52 pm


8) Take a look on the Harbour Lights website!
http://www.harbourlights.com/catalog/2005/index.htm

WOW! A Lightship lens! And Portland Head with snow! A limited edition of Avery Point!

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Postby plebetkin » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:10 am


it's great to see that Avery Point is finally being recognized. It ws a shambles for many years as the bricking did fall down with large gaps in the structure. It was not a pretty sight to have the yellow restraining tape spread around the grounds to prevent anyone from getting near the structure, nor was it pleasant to see the structure without its lantern room. Finally, the lighthouse is near complete restoration and will be rededicated this spring if all goes well.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:11 am


Although I am not a collector, I was taking a look at them last night. They have some great pieces coming out this year.
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:09 am


it would have been very interesting to have a three lighthouse display for this light: what the light looked like when first completed, the horrible state it was in just before renovation, and the renovated light. That would serve as a warning to others of how serious it is to almost lose a light, especially one that honors lighthouse keepers
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Postby cawteener » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:21 pm


They really are very nice. Thanks for sharing the link with us.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:12 am


A nice lineup for 2005. The Yorktown LS lens looks especially interesting. (I wonder if the top is made of real copper?) :)

Thanks, Judy!
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:47 am


For those who know ...

First, I am not a collector ... were I to be I would be obsessive, broke and homeless ...

Having said that, the North Block Island and Cedar Island would appear to be keepers to me ...

A question ... the Yorktown Ligthship Lens ... are there other HL lens? .. Is this the next of a series? Is this something new from HL to sort of test expanding their interest, their line?

I guess that is three questions.

Having seen HL in stores, these must be awfully tempting to those with addictive personalities.

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Postby plebetkin » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:10 am


Harbour Lights has created a series of lenses. There are full size replicas of lenses by order and/or by actual lighthouse. For example, they have done a third order lens and they have also done the Boston Harbor lens. In the past two years, Harbour Lights has also done a series, each year, of lens ornaments. This is the first time that a light ship lens is being manufactured.

see http://206.19.144.180/cgi-bin/search_products/search.cgi for a list of what has been produced. These lights tend to be higher between $80-100+ and some do well on the after-market (e-bay)
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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:23 am


"addictive personalities", Barry? Interesting! :?

In addition, these are not "full size replica's." As a matter of fact they are not even scaled relative to each other....only within its own model configuration.
The only lens model that I haven't purchased is the "Hereford 4th Order", which is $154 [because of a pair of brass-plated doors on the front]. 'Nice lens but vastly overpriced for what you get, IMHO. (On the secondary market a few of these have sold for as low as $80)

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Postby vacastle » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:57 am


HO! HO! HO! Addictive Personalities!

I think all of us are addictive in one way or the other. Collecting is a passion and can become addictive. My philosophy is this...as long as I love it and enjoy it, I'll stay with it. Once it starts not being fun anymore, it's time to get out.

I don't "plan" to make as many HL purchases this year, but I enjoy my collection immensely.

The Yorktown Lens is also available as one of the four 2004 Christmas ornaments. I do have that , and just put the four on my tree last night. They fit right down onto a white mini light which makes them appear lit.

We HL collectors are waiting for HL to make a First Order....guess it won't be 2005.

I also really like the new Portland Head with snow. HL gives the dimensions, but until I actually see one...
I'm kinda hopeing the footprint is bigger and the model bulkier than the original which I don't have anyway. I have a GLOW which is smaller.

And these are just the first of the early 2005 announcements, and another batch will be announced the second half of the year.

OH MY! More shelving?

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Postby GeorgeS » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:36 am


The Yorktown Light Ship beacon is an AGA 500, which is rare and the largest beacon AGA (Gasaccumulator Co., Stockholm, Sweden) manufactured. The drum Fresnel lens inside the beacon is 500 mm inside diameter (focal length 250 mm) and is equivalent to a fourth order. I have one in my collection which I imported from Australia a few years back. This is the first time I have seen one where the outer glass panels actually open which would allow it to be serviced easier at the top of the light ship. All the others open via the hinged top.
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Postby vacastle » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:28 am


George, do you have a photo you could post of your lens? I'd love to see it!

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Postby GeorgeS » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:30 pm


Judy, I would be happy to post a photo. The Forum's FAQs do not seem to allow posting individual photos without a link. Is there a way to post an individual photo to the Forum or elsewhere on the website?
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Postby vacastle » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:26 pm


George,

I'm no expert on this question, as most everyone around here can tell you, but I believe you can post a photo from your hard drive to the gallery here. Once you've done that, you can use that URL address to post it in the forums.

Another way is to ask a friend. We have quite a few members who have their own website and are willing to give your photo a link.

So, would any of you guys be able to help our new member?

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