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Roanoke River--many photos

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:39 pm


Finally, the last stop of our trip. Knowing the condition of this lighthouse before I get there, there is always a hope that some postitive restoration work has taken place since my last visit, but dissapointed we find that the light continues to just sit and rot.

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The water was as calm as I have ever seen it here, which made for some nice reflections.

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This is the last installment of our trip. I hope you guys enjoyed hearing about our trip.
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Postby Hersh » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:01 am


Nice job with the whole trip you guys, it was really cool to follow along with you on the way. I like how you used the link to keep us with you in order.
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Postby shirin » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:28 am


Thanks for taking us along on the trip. You guys certainly covered a lot of ground. Would have liked to have spent more time with you at the OBLHS events but would certainly have been tempted to do the very same thing you did if I had a website I was looking to finish. Great photos!
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:28 am


Stephen,

It would appear the lens is still up there ... Is this light still tied up in family squabbles?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:13 am


Mike,

Glad you enjoyed it. I thought this was the most logical way to do it since we had so many we wanted to post.

Shirin,

I know we would have enjoyed getting to spend time with you guys as well. Christina left it totally up to me as to what we did while we were there, so when I realized that I needed more stuff for the site, I felt like we couldn't get what I needed and particpate in the events during the day. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to get together with the gang.

Barry,

Yes, the lens is still in its place and in an expsoed condition. The window pane that was blown out by Isabel is still missing, and as far as I know,it is still tied up in the family squabbles.
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Postby cawteener » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:24 pm


Here are a few of mine....



A close up look shows the rough condition that the lighthouse is in now...
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A close up look at the lens.... Notice the significant tilt to one side...
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My reflection only shot... One of my favorites!
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And one more reflection (this time with the actual object of reflection included)Image
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:33 pm


Christina,

Thanks for the shots ... especially of the leaning lens.

Curious question ... first shot ... what is that over the door (or under the second story shutters) ?

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Postby cawteener » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:44 pm


Barry,

That thing over the door is what used to hold the fog bell before Isabel came through. I think Stephen has one of our before shots on his site you can check out if you want. http://www.beachbum.homestead.com/Light ... River.html
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:48 pm


Christina,

Looking at the picture, not only is the bell missing, but the proch roof as well ... Thanks for the heads up
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Postby cawteener » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:57 pm


You are correct, the porch roof is gone as well.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:13 pm


Here is a scan of a photo that I believe Cheryl Roberts sent to me some time ago when I was doing some research on the lighthouse.

This photo was taken by Emmett Wiggins when he had the lighthouse cut from its pilings and moved to its current location. Just a note, the other light that he purchased he tried the same thing with and it fell off the bardge and ended up at the bottom of the sound.

This is a cool photo!

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:23 pm


Stephen,

What a great picture, a view from the "other" side of the light. How far was it transported?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:28 am


Barry,

Finally got your message last night. I know what you mean about the board running slow. Christina and I were both having problems as well. Her computer even locked up. :?

Anyway, I don't know the exact answer to your question, but I constulted the "North Carolina Lighthouses" by Bruce and Cheryl Roberts which has a map of locations of all the old lights. It looks like it wasn't moved far, my best guess is no more that twenty miles. That is just a guess anyway, hope that helps.
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Postby Larry » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:50 am


So, now the question is: What ever became of the bell? Did it wash away oe sink? Does someone in the "family" have it? Is it part of the squable?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:01 am


Larry,

That is quite possible. The property were we take our photos from use to have two homes sitting it, so it is possible that that may have happened.

I wish I had a contact there so that I could get more info.
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