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South America Travel Guides

South America Travel Guides

Provides travel tips and advice for those interested in traveling to Central or South America. Descriptions of popular destinations in each country are provided along with images and contact information for various tour guides and destinations.
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Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Cape Meares Light is a 38 foot tall octagonal brick tower sheathed in sheet iron and has a small attached workroom which was added to the structure in 1895. It had a focal plane 217 feet above sea level. Located at the southern exposure of Tillamook Bay, it resides in Cape Meares State Park. A modern structure was added on site in 1963, but the ol …
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Cape Disappointment Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Disappointment Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located on a headland on the north side of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean, this 53 foot tall conical, dressed stone tower and attached oil house has a focal plane of 220 feet above sea level. It originally housed a first-order Fresnel lens. That lens was moved to the newly established North Head Light in 1898, and Cape …
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Point Montara Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Montara Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, point Montara is a southern spur of Montara mountain which terminates in 60 foot cliffs with numerous out lying rocks. These rocks were especially hazardous to early mariners in bad weather as they sailed close to the coast approaching the Golden Gate. A fog signal station was first established here i …
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Coquille River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Coquille River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 40 foot tall conical brick tower covered with stucco is attached to the station’s fog signal building. The light sits on the north bank of the river where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. It originally held a fourth-order Fresnel lens with a focal plane of 47 feet above sea level. Left abandoned for many years following its deactivation, it …
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Heceta Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Heceta Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 56 foot tall conical masonry tower was erected to guide ships along the Pacific coast, north of the Siuslaw River. Its first-order Fresnel lens, whose focal plane is 205 feet above sea level, casts a light 21 miles out to sea. It was built to light a dark area between Yaquina Head and Cape Arago, a distance of some 90 miles. Today, the histor …
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Wood End Light – ipl’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

Wood End Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

“This 39-foot tall, slightly tapered, square, white-washed brick tower is located near the tip of Cape Cod between Race Point and Long Point, directly across from the harbor of Provincetown. It is very similar in appearance to the nearby Long Point Light tower.”
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West Chop Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

West Chop Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“When this present 52-foot tall, cylindrical brick tower with attached entry house was constructed, the station’s two 1847 keeper’s dwellings were renovated. The first light at this site was a 25-foot tall stone tower built in 1817. The second light, built of brick in 1838, had to be moved away from eroding cliffs in 1847 and again in 1891. This li …
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Ten Pound Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ten Pound Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brick lined cast-iron tower is 30 feet tall and sits in Gloucester’s inner harbor. It replaced an original 1821, 40-foot stone tower built on the site. When the lighthouse was taken out of service in 1956, its light was moved to other various towers. After restoration of the lighthouse, it was returned to this tower and relighted in 1989.”
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The Cuckolds Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Cuckolds Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located off Cape Newagen, at the southern tip of Southport Island, this small light tower sits atop the original 1892 stone fog signal building and marks the passage between Sheepscot Bay and Booth Bay. The keeper’s house and other outbuildings were washed away during a winter storm in 1978. The original fourth-order Fresnel lens is now on display …
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Watch Hill Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Watch Hill Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 45-foot tall square granite tower, attached to a square dwelling, is located on the north side of the east entrance to Fishers Island Sound. It replaced the first tower at this point near the Connecticut state line that had been built in 1807. The nearby oil house now houses a maritime museum, and restoration of the keeper’s dwelling is under …
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St. Johns River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Johns River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located on the grounds of the Mayport Naval Station at the mouth of the St. Johns River. Originally 66 feet tall, it was raised to its present height of 81 feet in 1887. It was replaced by a lightship positioned 7 miles out in the ocean in 1929. In 1969, the Coast Guard turned the lighthouse over to the Navy as part of the Naval Stat …
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St. Augustine Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Augustine Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 165-foot tower is located on St. Augustine’s Anastasia Island. It rests on an octagonal foundation and has the same one-story entry building with gable hood seen at North Carolina’s Bodie Island and Currituck Beach lighthouses. The two-story brick duplex keeper’s dwelling was built in 1875 atop a coquina (tabby) foundation. These lighthouse s …
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