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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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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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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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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New Canal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New Canal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This two story structure with its light tower rising from the middle of its hip roof, sits on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain at the entrance to the New Canal which connects the lake to downtown New Orleans.” Built in 1890, “The still active light is a prominent feature of Lakefront Park.”
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Cape Blanco Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

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

“This 59 foot tall conical masonry tower sits on the westernmost point in Oregon and is the oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon. The tower originally held a first-order Fresnel lens which had a focal plane 245 feet above sea level. That lens was replaced by a second-order lens in 1936 which still operates in the tower today.”
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Stonington Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Stonington Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was first erected on the west side of the harbor at Windmill Point in 1824. After erosion threatened the structure it was rebuilt at its present location on the east side of the harbor in 1840.”
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St. Simons Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

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

“This light sits at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at 101 12th Street. Its tower is 104 feet tall and has a 129 step cast-iron spiral staircase which can be climbed as part of the lighthouse tour. This light replaced the original 1810 light which was destroyed during the Civil War by Confederate troops as they were forced to evacuate the isl …
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Squirrel Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Squirrel Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 25 foot tall octagonal, wood tower with attached signal building sits on the southwest point of Arrowsic Island along the eastern side of the Kennebec River. The 1-1/2 story wood framed Victorian style keeper’s house was built the same year as the tower. The tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens, but it was removed in 1980 and repl …
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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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