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Trivia challenge: Namesake Lights

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Postby mikev » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:57 am


OK, I crave diversion. This is a bad season for editorial writers, because in order to make election endorsements we actually have to have all the major-race candidates in to talk about themselves. Even though this year isn't too bad -- only 41 candidates in 2 1/2 weeks, about half the normal load -- that's all in addition to, not instead of, our normal work. It's a grind. They ain't all Hillary (one of our state's senators, and fun to debate).

So I decided to Christmas shop on-line to clear the fog, and looked for namesake lighthouses for my married daughters. Didn't work, because although I seem to remember a Harbour Lights for Charity Island, I don't think they've done Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse, and it's an equal-treatment thing.

But it got me thinking. There are a LOT of namesake lights. So here's the challenge: Name them.

The rules:

1. No more than 3 per posting, and no consecutive posts (allow at least one more response before you post again). This is in honor of Hersh's impending triplets, and to help him find names.

2. As much as Hersh might want to name them Nell, Alf and Obix, no organizational names. Only lighthouses and lightships (drat, that's a hint).

3. First names only, and the winner is the last one to post a viable name.

4. Global.

5. Possessives are OK, with or without the apostrophe. So are saints, so long as their given name is part of the lighthouse name.

6. If there's no forum response, I go sulk somewhere until I can succeed at Christmas shopping. If there is, I'll keep a master list of lights and who first posted them.

I'll start, with my previous two plus one non-U.S. light:

Charity Island Lighthouse
Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Postby shirin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:15 am


How about

Cape Elizabeth

or the Santo Maria lighthouse? http://www.lanternroom.com/lighthouses/portugal/port18.htm

or maybe even Sandy Hook?
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Postby xihunter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:16 am


This is going to be fun.... :D :D :D

Point Betsie
St. Helena Island
St. Joseph Pier

Next person..... :D
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Postby Larry » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:52 am


Thomas Point
Marshall Point
Cape May
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Postby xihunter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:24 am


St. Martin Island
Martin Reef
St. George Reef (California)
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Postby shirin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:29 am


Cape Henry

Morgan Point

Prudence Island
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Postby vacastle » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:56 am


Cape St. George
Charlotte Harbor
Cape Charles Lightship (No. 72)

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Postby xihunter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:02 am


William Livingstone Memorial Light (Detroit River, Michigan)
Robert H. Manning Memorial Light (Empire, Michigan)
Bailey's Harbor (Old) Light (North Point Island, Wisconsin)
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Postby vacastle » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:15 am


In California...
Point Bonita
Santa Barbara
Pointe Vincente

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Postby xihunter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:25 am


Wilson Channel Range Lights (St. Marys River)
Baileys Harbor Range Lights (Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin)
Beaver Island (St. James Harbor) Light (Beaver Island, Michigan)
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Postby shirin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:04 am


Rose Island

Point Judith

Curtis Island
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Postby Larry » Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:44 am


Fort Carroll
Sandy Point
Marcus Hook
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Postby shirin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:02 am


Franklin Island

Libby Island

Cape Ann (aka Thatcher Island)
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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:50 am


St. Simons
Morris Island
Old St. Joseph's Bay
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Postby shirin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:07 am


A little searching and I came up with...

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Norah Head

Little Ross Lighthouse

It's just amazing the names you can find! Interesting game Mike!
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