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Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Gulliver, Michigan

Today's theme is "Lighthouses"
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The 78 ft 9 in Tower was built between 1892 - 1895 and originally housed a 3rd Order Fresnel Lens. The light was visible from thirteen miles out.

Some people say the lighthouse is haunted. Visitors and workers at the lighthouse complex have reported strange happenings, including moved silverware and other items, footsteps, the strong smell of cigars and the sound of someone climbing the lighthouse steps. Many believe that a lighthouse keeper is still at work.

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Lonely Lighthouse
Morris Island Lighthouse - Charleston, South Carolina

Today's theme is "Alone" for #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Morris Island, guarding the mouth of the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina, had been the location of a navigational aid from as early as 1673. This tower was constructed to replace a tower that was destroyed in the American Civil War. This tower was completed in 1876, and the 150 ft tower was topped with a First Order Fresnel lens. This light was operated until a new lighthouse was built on Sullivans Island, across the channel, in 1962

Due to changes to the shipping channel into Charleston Harbor and changing currents, the land around the lighthouse began to wash away. As late as 1935 there was a three story Keepers House and several other out buildings. Today it stands alone.
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Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse
Charlevoix, Michigan

Today's theme is "Piers"
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A popular past time is watching the sunset over Lake Michigan from the Lighthouse on the South Pier where this lighthouse guards the entrance to Pine River.
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Looking Out On the Beautiful Blue Waters of Lake Huron
Keepers Apartment at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse

Today's theme is "Looking Out"
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Located on the the shores of Lake Huron near Rogers, Michigan.  It's name comes from the fact that it is located 40 miles southeast of Old Mackinaw Point and 40 miles northwest of Thunder Bay.   Built in 1896, the 12 foot square tower stands 52 feet and is capped by an octagonal cast-iron lantern room which housed a 4th Order Fresnel Lens.  The attached brick dwelling contained two mirror image apartments for the Keeper and his assistant.

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Looking Up at the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Florida

Today's #joinindaily theme is "Looking Up"

The tallest lighthouse in Florida, the 175 foot tower can be climbed taking the 203 steps to the top of the light. The grounds house not only the lighthouse, but also the Keepers cottage, museum, and an exhibit with one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world, including the rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and the restored original Ponce Inlet Lighthouse first order Fresnel lens.

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#lighthouse #lighthousephotography #travelphotography #florida
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Point Reyes Lighthouse
Point Reyes, California

Today's #joinindaily Theme is "Going Down Hill"

As you make the steep walk down hill to the lighthouse, you feel the wind in your face. Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast.  Winds of 60 mph are not uncommon and winds have been clocked to 133 mph.  It is also the second foggiest place on the North American continent.  The piece of land sticking 10 miles out into the Pacific posed a huge threat to ships entering or leaving the San Francisco harbor.

In 1870 the Point Reyes Lighthouse with it's First Order Fresnel Lens went in to operation protecting the harbor.  While the top of the lantern is only 37 feet above ground, the light shines at 294 feet above sea level.

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#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday

#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine

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A Circular Lighthouse
7 Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Baltimore, Maryland

Today's theme for #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills is "Circular"

Maryland’s first two lighthouses were built to mark the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Patapsco River, which led upstream to the important port of Baltimore. Bodkin Island Lighthouse, constructed in 1822, was placed at the southern side of the river entrance, and North Point Lighthouse was erected at the northern side of the entrance in 1824.

One of the countries earliest screwpile lighthouse, Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse was erected on Seven Foot Knoll in the mouth of the Patapsco River to replace Bodkin Island Lighthouse.

When completed in 1855, Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse consisted of a one-story, circular, iron dwelling, with a diameter of forty feet, which rested atop nine iron screwpiles, a central pile and eight others placed at the angles of an octagon. A fourth-order Fresnel lens was installed in the lighthouse’s circular lantern room to produce a fixed white light at a focal plane of forty-four feet above the water, and a 500-pound fog bell was struck by machinery during times of limited visibility.

The lighthouse was in manned operation for 133 years. In 1948 the lighthouse was automated. The lack of a resident keeper was not good news for Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, as it began to quickly deteriorate and led the Coast Guard to declare it excess property in 1969. The lighthouse was donated to the Mariners Museum in Newport News, but a year later, the contractor hired to maintain the structure went bankrupt, and the museum gave up its claims to the lighthouse in 1975.

The lighthouse was saved when in 1988 the City of Baltimore moved the lighthouse to Pier 5 as part of a redevelopment plan for the harbor.

Shot of color negative film with a Nikon N90 and Scanned from film with an Epson V700 scanner

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Contrails Over Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Jupiter, Florida

Today's theme is "Contrails" (Vapor Trails)

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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Rockland, Maine

While looking through old images for a lighthouse that I have not previously posted, I found a single image that I made of this lighthouse in the summer of 1998 on film with a Nikon N90 and later scanned with an Epson V700 Scanner.
While it is not the best image, it is a new post for the collection, bringing up the total to 76 different lighthouses that I have posted pictures of.

The lighthouse and Keepers' Quarters are located on the end of a 4000 foot Breakwater that was built between 1880 and 1900 by the United States Army Corp of Engineers to protect the east facing harbor from storms coming in from the northeast. The present light and keepers' structure was finished in 1902.

#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster

#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine

#lighthouse #lighthousephotography #travelphotography #maine

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Lonely Tower Of Morris Island Lighthouse In Early Morning Light
Charleston, South Carolina

Today's #joinindaily Theme is "Stacks / Towers"

When built in 1876, the 161 foot brick tower was located about 1200 feet from the water's edge. In 1889 jetties were built to protect the shipping lanes into Charleston Harbor. Ocean currents were altered such that by 1938 the tower stood on the water's edge and today it is far off shore.

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#lighthouse #travelphotography #charleston #southcarolina
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