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  1. #381
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    Sean Morey grew up in my hometown,Marshfield,MA, so we'll be rooting for the Cards.

  2. #382
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    Light keepers residence, Año Nuevo Island, California. Since 1948, the light station has been abandoned and this building (the light tower was demolished in 1976) has been occupied by the occasional California Sea Lion, Northern Elephant Seal and researchers studying them.


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    Thanks for that great shot ohmygoat. I used to go by that spot occasionally (from the other side) when I was doing SAR duty in the Coast Guard. The light was still there then...

    Part of that tour was as one of the last lighthouse keepers at Point Pinos Lighthouse... which is why I started this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
    Yes we are still argueing if he's allowed to stay up or not
    Congrats on the magazine cover, you'll have to let us know what it's on when it comes out. As for the Glenlevit I'm sure they'd post you a few bottles & the exchange rate must make it pretty attractive at the moment
    Yeah, I'm still stoked about the cover. The History Channel Magazine... I'm not sure that you get that channel or the magazine in the UK. It's a shot of the Mission San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo (Carmel Mission, California), that I took as part of an afternoon shoot of the grounds and buildings. I had a serious problem with the memory card but managed to save about 60%.

    I've posted the shot here before, which is how the editor found it... yes it looks like publications do spend time checking the more popular photo sites on the web.
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  5. #385
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    D70FAN, that's great! I'm sure it looked a little different then! How long were you stationed at Point Pinos?

    Just finished reading a book called "Lighthouses of the Golden State". Lot's of great info on the how's and why's of all of California's lighthouses and their lightkeepers.

    Although I live in the Bay Area, I occasionally volunteer at Point Cabrillo lighthouse, usually as a docent during their Whale Festival in March.

    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    Thanks for that great shot ohmygoat. I used to go by that spot occasionally (from the other side) when I was doing SAR duty in the Coast Guard. The light was still there then...

    Part of that tour was as one of the last lighthouse keepers at Point Pinos Lighthouse... which is why I started this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmygoat View Post
    D70FAN, that's great! I'm sure it looked a little different then! How long were you stationed at Point Pinos?

    Just finished reading a book called "Lighthouses of the Golden State". Lot's of great info on the how's and why's of all of California's lighthouses and their lightkeepers.

    Although I live in the Bay Area, I occasionally volunteer at Point Cabrillo lighthouse, usually as a docent during their Whale Festival in March.
    As you probably know the USCG took over the task of assigning lighthouse keepers on an 4 hour watch/maintenance basis until they started automating them in the 1970's. I was there from early 1973 to 1974 when I was reassigned to a search and rescue (SAR) vessel (Cape Wash, 95 foot WPB) out of Monterey (coincidentally, my home town).

    I gave occasional tours on weekends and if I still lived there I would definately volunteer to give tours as well... maybe someday again.

    Thanks for volunteering, I'm sure that it's a lot of fun.
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    Grosse Point Lighthouse

    The Great Lakes have always had their share of sinkings on the shallows of the lakes. The lighthouses that line the shores are a critical element to continued commerce, but GPS has also reduced their importance (thank goodness).

    The Gross Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest on the Lakes, at 113 ft tall. Mariners had to be particularly careful when following the shoreline into Chicago’s harbor, as there were shallow water areas (shoals) off Grosse Point responsible for sinking or stranding many vessels.

    The illuminating optic at the top of the tower is a second order Fresnel lens, the largest type of optic used on the Great Lakes and one of only five ever installed in lighthouses there. The beam of light from this optic could be seen up to 21 miles over the lake in good atmospheric conditions, and it served both to warn ships of shallow waters around the pointFog signal building in operation ca. 1920 and to guide the way into the Port of Chicago.

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    This view you would not have in the summertime, as the tree is just full of leaves.

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    Thanks Don... always nice to get some background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    Thanks for that great shot ohmygoat. I used to go by that spot occasionally (from the other side) when I was doing SAR duty in the Coast Guard. The light was still there then...

    Part of that tour was as one of the last lighthouse keepers at Point Pinos Lighthouse... which is why I started this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by D70FAN View Post
    As you probably know the USCG took over the task of assigning lighthouse keepers on an 4 hour watch/maintenance basis until they started automating them in the 1970's. I was there from early 1973 to 1974 when I was reassigned to a search and rescue (SAR) vessel (Cape Wash, 95 foot WPB) out of Monterey (coincidentally, my home town).
    I've always found this thread to be extraordinary and inspirational, I've also always wondered what your interest or connection was to Lighthouses, George, now I know. Thanks for sharing, I found the story of your past service interesting.

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    Thanks Benjamin.

    Lighthouses have always been the symbols of warning, safe haven, and purpose. There is a bit of myth and romance involved as well.

    Being a keeper, even part time, I felt the tradition, history, and sense of responsibility that keepers over the centuries have felt. Keeping that beacon clean and in working order, no matter the weather, was a great job... giving tours was the reward.

    No matter what coastal area in the world lighthouses prevented thousands of seafarers and travelers from a horrible death.

    What a nobel cause.
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