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SS Badger
Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse

The SS Badger, a coal fired passenger and vehicle ferry, steams past the Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse. She has been in service on Lake Michigan making shuttles between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, Wisconsin since 1953.

#TransportTuesday with +Shelly Gunderson and +Tom Gatermann

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Corolla, North Carolina

There had long been a need for an additional light along the coast between the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia and the Bodie Island Lighthouse.  In December 1875, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled that void.  It is situated on the northern part of the Out Banks about half way between Cape Henry on the north and Bodie Island on the south.  To make it stand out from other lighthouses, the distinctive red brick was left unpainted.  The first-order Fresnel lens, located 158 feet above sea level, flashes at  20-second intervals.

Today's theme is "Looking Up !" (The shot, not photos of people/animals etc looking up!)

#joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday

#lighthouse   #lighthousephotography   #travelphotography   #lightroom   #nikonphotography
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Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Forhorn
Whitefish Point, Michigan

Today's theme is "Horns!"

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Whitefish Point marks the eastern end of Lake's Superior's Shipwreck Coast, an 80 mile stretch of shore whose waters are the final resting place of 550 known major shipwrecks.  A total of at least 200 are in the vicinity of Whitefish Point.  The oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior, the present tower was built in 1861 during the administration of Abraham Lincoln. The yellow forhorn building was add in 1937.

Made famous by the song "Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot.  The Edmond Fitzgerald went down in 1975 with her entire crew of 29.

#lighthouses #lighthousephotography #travelphotography #horns #michigan
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Cloudy Sunrise At Bodie Island Lighthouse
Outer Banks of North Carolina

Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this is the third lighthouse to be constructed in the Bodie Island area. The first lighthouse built in 1847, was poorly constructed and was replaced in 1859. The second lighthouse was short lived also and was blown up by Confederate troops in 1861. The coast remained dark until 1872 when the current lighthouse with it's powerful first-order Fresnel lens was turned on.

Today's theme is "Clouds!"

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Criss-Crossed Glass On The Lantern Room
Cape Florida Lighthouse
Key Biscayne, Florida

The 95 foot white brick lighthouse, built in 1855-1856, has a spiral staircase with 119 steps to the top.  The current structure replaced the original 1825 lighthouse  that was attacked and burned by Seminole Indians protesting the United States presence in the South Florida wilderness.  The U.S. was trying at that time to move the Indians from Florida to the West.

Today's theme is "Criss-Cross/Zig-Zag?"

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Foggy Day at Cape Forchu Lightstation
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Today's theme is "City/Town Views!" #joinindailyspecifics

Cape Forchu Lightstation is the Beacon to Canada. The Cape has been welcoming visitors since 1604, when Samuel de Champlain landed and named the area "Cap Forchu," meaning forked tongue of land. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Town of Yarmouth was a booming seaport with vessels coming in and out of the harbour and therefore the Cape was the ideal position for a lighthouse and foghorn. By 1878, Yarmouth was at its peak and was the second largest port of registry in Canada.

he first light was built here in 1839 and it's first light was generated by a kerosene lamp in 1840. It stood 91 feet above the ground but sat on a high bluff giving it an effective height of 126 feet. The kerosene lamp kept going out so it was upgraded to kerosene fueled vapor which improved its efficiency. In 1869 a fog signal was added. A double dwelling was built in 1912 and is still in use today. This station became the monitoring station for all the lights in southern Nova Scotia. It was fitted with a Second Order Fresnel Lens estimated to shine for 20 miles.

After 122 years of service the original light was demolished to make room for the current "apple core" tower built in 1961. The unique design of this lighthouse eases the wind to flow around it rather than up against it. It is only 5 feet across. That was upgraded to a modern beacon which is rated at 1,000,000 candle power which peers out to 30 miles. Modern electronics allows the control and monitoring of 20 other lighthouses and is capable of monitoring 64 unmanned lighthouses. It was de-staffed in 1993. In June of 2000 it was transferred to the municipality of Yarmouth for its care and responsibility.

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#lighthousethursday #lighthousephotography #travelphotography #lighthouses #novascotia #canada
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Grand Haven South Pier Lights
Grand Haven, Michigan

Today's theme is "A Photo That Reminds You Of Summer!" #joinindaily

Beach goers walking the South Pier that extends 1100 feet into Lake Michigan. The South Pier was complete in 1893 and was equipped with a pier-head light. The 52 ft steel tower seen here was placed at the end of the pier in 1904 but was moved 600 feet back from the end of the to its current position in 1907.

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#lighthouses #travelphotography #michigan #summer
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Today's theme is "Sunglasses!" so #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Tourist swam over the grounds of the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. The world famous Lighthouse is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Canada. While the day was overcast, it was still bright enough to require sunglasses by most visitors.

#canada #lighthouses #novascotia #sunglasses #travelphotography
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Summer Wildflowers
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Louisbourg on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island

On Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island we find the historic site where Canada's first lighthouse was lit in 1734. The current lighthouse, built in 1923 is the fourth lighthouse to protect the many ships and and fishing vessels entering the harbour.

The 55 ft tower stands on a hill to provide a 105 ft focal height that can be seen 18 miles at sea.

For #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn

#lighthousethursday #lighthouses #Canada #NovaScotia #CapeBreton #Louisbourg #travelphotography

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Wood Islands Rear Range Light Seen Trough the Window
Viewed From the Wood Islands Lighthouse - Prince Edward Island

The Wood Islands Lighthouse was completed in 1876, however in Sept. 1902 a pair of Range Lights were added to help guide mariners as they entered the Wood Islands Harbour. The front range tower was placed 15 metres (50 feet) from the outer end of the south breakwater on the east side of the entrance to the harbour, while the back range tower was placed on the gravel beach, 213 metres (700 feet) N. 85 degrees W. from the front tower.

Originally located east of Wood Islands Lighthouse, Wood Islands Range Lights were moved to the pier west of Wood Islands Lighthouse about 1941, when ferry service commenced operation between Wood Islands and Caribou, Nova Scotia.

Today, both the Front and Rear Range Lights are displayed on the grounds of the Wood Islands lighthouse.

Today's #joinindaily theme is "Looking Through"

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#lighthouse #lighthousephotography #travelphotography #pei #canada
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