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What is status of Oak Orchard N.Y. Replica Light ?

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Postby NoahG » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:52 pm


WOW! Thats one amazing reconstruction.
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Fri May 24, 2013 8:32 pm


Several years ago Peg Wiley wrote to me and asked if the lightouse could enter the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event. I told her to get back to me when the project was finished but I doubted it would qualify as it was not listed as an aid to navigation. I am pleased to now report that the lighthouse is finished and it is also listed by the US Coast Guard. The Orleans County Amateur Radio Club has submetted an entry for this year's event so I have emailed Peg and told her that her Light is in the event at long last.

A good result all round because this light embodies all the objectives of the event eg lighthouse survival and protection.
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Postby MontaukPoint » Sat May 25, 2013 1:08 pm


Great news Kevin.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Thu May 30, 2013 3:48 pm


Hooray !! They are most deserving. :D
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Postby BMR » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:32 am


Kevin ... Chuck ... Yo!

From The Daily News ... :yay: :yay: :yay:

http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/arti ... f887a.html
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 Kevin vk2ce » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:47 pm


A wonderful result all around. Good PR for the Lighthouse and also the ILLW. The Coast Guard listing made it possible for the light to qualify for the event.
It just shows what enthusiasm and dedication can do.
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Postby BMR » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:53 am


Kevin ... Chuck

A little more Oak Orchard ... http://journal-register.com/local/x9375 ... ernational
There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:54 pm


Just to wrap up this topic here is a report from the radio group which spent the weekend at the lighthouse:-

Thanks for having us part of the Lighthouse Weekend. It was a great
time. The Orleans County Amateur Radio Club WA2DQL set up at The Oak
Orchard Lighthouse in Point Breeze,New York. It is a reconstructed
lighthouse build to the same as the original that was destroyed in a
storm in 1916 on Lake Ontario. We operated Sat and Sunday for about 6
hours each day. We used a G5RV with a Icom 7000 that did a great job.
The Light House group was a great help and very supported to us. We
called CQ being the first year and we had 341 contacts. 40 of them were
from DX Country. The weather was perfect and the club support so good. I
have sent a couple of pictures and we have order QSL cards.Hope to do it
next year also andthanks again for having us
Terry K2EYS
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Postby MontaukPoint » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:47 pm


Too bad I forgot about the Ham event (again) -- since I'm just across the lake, I could have gotten a great signal from this lighthouse.
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:41 pm


They'll be there again next year Alan, 16-17 August. :wink:
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:39 pm


This is really great, I'm glad it went so well. :D

We had delayed our return trip to Lake Ontario just waiting for this light to go up in 2010, so I was following it closely the year before. When we got there in early June, it had only been up a few months, so the photos I have are 'in the raw' before any painting or groundswork was completed. Still, it was a worthwhile time, got great pics and everyone was so nice up there. We continued on up to 1000 Islands, and stopped again on our way back. A very peaceful place.
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