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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Favorite Lighthouse

    Just received a Christmas card from my brother and his wife. The card had a lighthouse with a ribbon on it. Kinda classy and it let's him share his love of lighthouses with the folks he sends card to. He travels all of the time to lighthouses all over the Great Lakes. Yep, he's a lighthouse nut.

    I will stop at a lighthouse if I pass one (1), on my way to the bar. There are some great lighthouses around the lakes.

    My other brother lives in the area around Fairport Harbor, OH. Nice historical lighthouse there, with a museum. Between Cleveland and Toledo, on Lake Erie's Marblehead Peninsula is a nice lighthouse.....just across the big entrance to Sandusky Bay. Across the bay from the lighthouse is Cedar Point, the home of more roller coasters than any other park.

    Toledo's Harbor Light is an unusual-looking creation. Passed that many times on my way to the good fishing areas of the lake. On little Turtle Island is an old lighthouse that is falling down. When I was a teenager I climbed up the broken stairs to get to the top. Neato.

    I have been to a nice lighthouse south of Alpena, MI and a nice lighthouse north of Alpena, MI. More than a few times I stopped at the Mission Point Lighthouse that is located on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Also have visited the museum and light at Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior.

    Isolated and in danger of being eroded to extinction is Crisp Point lighthouse. This is my favorite, because you need a good "woods" vehicle to get to it and the isolation gives you a sense of the isolation that all light keepers must have felt over the years.

    I love the colors of the lighthouse in Marquette, MI, and I love the seclusion of the lighthouse that is across Little Bay De Noc from Escanaba, MI.

    Truth be told, I have seen ocean lighthouses, but I can't remember where or when.

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    Bear Edit: The "Mission Point" lighthouse might be called "Point Iriquois".
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    I used to hang out at Cape Hatteras on weekends when I was stationed in Virginia. Tha's a great lighthouse. There are several good ones along the Pacific coast. Point Reyes comes to mind. Of the Great Lakes lighthouses, I am partial to Au Sable. It is about a mile walk along the shore, and a perfect place for a nighttime hike, especially with the right woman.
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    "Old Barney", Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island
    Had a First Order Fresnal Light.
    Construction supervised by George Meade - yes, later known as General Meade in the Civil War.

    One of my favorite lighthouse websites: http://njlhs.burlco.org/


    Children's Classic Book - The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
    by Hildegarde H. Swift, Lynd Ward
    on the Hudson River.

    Edit:
    Another favorite is Michigan City, Indiana on Lake Michigan.
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    Cape Hatterous. This old structure on the edge of the graveyard of the Atlantic just looks like a lighthouse should look.

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    What a fun topic. My graduate thesis was on lighthouses. I love the St. Augustine Light, with Ponce Inlet and Cape Florida Lights close behind. They have such fun histories behind them.

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    Light houses are cellular towers from the past. Try to get one past your current zoning codes.

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    My favourite is Cape Byron lighthouse - mainly for the setting at Byron Bay - a very beautiful place.

    http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/...n%20cc%201.jpg

    Here is a link to the lighthouses of Australia for the lighthouse nuts.
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    I like the Marquette Harbor Light House, Sand Point Light house (in Escanaba) and South Haven Light house.

    Oh and the Big Bay Light House (now it is a bed and breakfast)

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    Cape Neddick Light, more commonly known as Nubble Light, in York Beach, Maine. I spent freshman year in college at tiny (500 students) Nasson College which is now closed. Used to visit the light from time to time to get away from school.

    http://www.geocities.com/dfran74/nubble.jpg
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    This is mine:
    http://www.lighthousefriends.com/eastch1.jpg

    It's on Grand Island, Munising, MI in Lake Superior.

    It's obvously no longer in operation, but I think it looks pretty cool.
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    The old Coquille River light on the Oregon Coast is my fav.

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    One of the things I wish I had done when I lived in the maritimes was visit moon unit alpha, AKA Peggy's Cove.

    http://www.ulyssesguides.com/bev/can...Peggy-Cove.jpg
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    Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia (Been there donk, absolutely beautiful):

    http://www.lanephotography.com/ns%20293.jpg

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine:

    http://zonianlady.com/ce/cape-elizab...s-mitchell.jpg
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    While not the prettiest, the Morris Island Lighthouse near Folly Beach, SC is certainly one of the most interesting - And happens to be one of my favorites because I used to spend so much time lounging and surfing at the beach nearby. The lighthouse used to part of an entire complex on the once existent barrier Morris Island (Sight of the big battle scene depicted in the movie Glory) that has since been eroded away due to lack of sand nourishment because of the Charleston harbor jetties.

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    SW MI Planner That one is great.

    I like the south haven, michigan lighthouse. I grew up looking at it so while it is not all that fancy it has a sentimental appeal to me.

    Pretty cool isn't it!



    Here is a another picture.


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    I like the old lighthouse at Stonington Connecticut. What a great place to visit and the little museum is cool.....
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    It's not the biggest or most graceful, but for sentimental reasons - Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, RI.

    Don't know who the kid is.
    http://www.sentinelpublications.com/BEAV1.jpg

    This one in New London, CT is just plain cool. It looks like an old house floating in the harbor and I want to live in it.
    http://www.lighthouse.cc/newlondonledge/NLLFR.JPG
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    SW MI Planner,

    I agree. That is a great lighthouse in a cool locale. On my honeymoon, my wife and I spent it in the UP and did the glassbottom boat tour of the shipwrecks in Munising Bay. As we passed by the lighthouse, I took the exact same picture. The one you show is exactly like mine - Blue sky, green trees, blue water, beautiful clear summer day.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    This is mine:
    http://www.lighthousefriends.com/eastch1.jpg

    It's on Grand Island, Munising, MI in Lake Superior.

    It's obvously no longer in operation, but I think it looks pretty cool.
    It's mine as well. I had a friend's father paint a picture of it for me. Looks real cool.
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    I'd say the Lime Kiln Lighthouse in the San Juans... I think it's on San Juan Island.

    http://www.medioimages.com/fotos/pub...CRLG1007pm.jpg

    Quote Originally posted by donk
    One of the things I wish I had done when I lived in the maritimes was visit moon unit alpha, AKA Peggy's Cove.
    I didn't think it was all that great... I found the actual little settlement of Peggy's Cove nicer than the lighthouse location. Plus, it's totally over-run with tourists with a huge tourist trap god-awful ugly restaurant/gift shoppe behind it. Bleh. The lighthouses up the coast in Cape Breton were nicer IMO...
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    I grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine which claims to have "the most photographed lighthouse in the world." Whether that's true, I'm not sure. NHPlanner had another perspective of the same lighthouse called Portland Head Light.

    Here's one I took last May.

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    Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, on the east coast of FL. A hard climb, and I have to admit, with a major fear of heights, I was unable to walk outside when I reached the top.

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Cape Neddick Light, more commonly known as Nubble Light, in York Beach, Maine. I spent freshman year in college at tiny (500 students) Nasson College which is now closed. Used to visit the light from time to time to get away from school.

    http://www.geocities.com/dfran74/nubble.jpg
    Does anybody know.....was this lighthouse used in a movie or a couple of movies? It looks so dang familiar.

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    Does not answer your question Bear, but still an interesting list of

    Lighthouses In Movies & TV

    Lighthouses in the Movies
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
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    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Lighthouse, Point Arena CA


    Point Cabrillo Lighthouse (Mendocino CA)
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