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Losing its Stripes

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Postby Grover » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:55 pm


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From The Sussex Express

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/loc ... _1_3019395

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"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby island » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:29 pm


The purpose of the wide red band was to make this light tower backed by the large white cliffs more visible as a daymark and in conditions of less than optimum visibility.

In 2010 this light was included on a list of several lights proposed to be discontinued to eliminate the costs to operate and maintain, including painting, To compensate the intensity would be increased at the nearby off-shore Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, much easier to maintain for having helicopter access. As a result of user consultations it was decided not to discontinue Beachy but instead illumination was changed to LEDs to reduce reduce costs. This reduced the range of visibility from 26Nm to 8Nm. The fog signal was discontinued.

With the GLA decision regarding Beachy as an example the USCG could save significant money by not painting Cape Lookout, Bodie, and Cape H.
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Postby Grover » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:57 am


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From The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... paint.html

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Postby Grover » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:50 pm


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby island » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:59 pm


Trinity House announced last month it could no longer afford to meet the £45,000 cost of repainting the stripes every ten years to paint Beachy --- Let's be serious. (That is about $6800/yr.) A rather insignificant percentage (about 0.02%) of the current Trinity House budget. (The 2007 annual lighthouse budget was £30m)

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Postby Grover » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:09 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
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Postby island » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:34 pm


Over 2000 people support the project (previous link) but only "almost £3,000" raised to date. How very typical of many lighthouse projects. Verbal support is nice but it does not buy paint.
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Postby tinypiney » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:23 am


They can hardly be called supporters if they're not willing to donate money.
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Postby island » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:05 am


Probably most of these supporters are visitors to the popular park area above the lighthouse.
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The cliff the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level.
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Postby tinypiney » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:27 am


It's like, "Oh hey, there's a lighthouse. Sure, I like it."
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