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Lighthouse Cruises

Good Morning Everyone. We are having a heat wave around here. Just crazy! I haven’t seen the 6 AM temperature this warm in a long time, a balmy 19 degrees. Today is a day for meetings in town and for working in the barn. Kaitlyn painted window screens and primed skylight covers in the barn yesterday. We also worked on one of the small boats. She will be back working in the barn today, and tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that.

Our web guru Jim Dugan has constructed a new lighthouse tour that you should take a look at. I would be interested to hear any thoughts you might have. The goal is to just do a simple tour of the lights that we might see in the course of a lighthouse cruise. I can see all manner of opportunity for developing a history of each light in this tour but we are just taking baby steps for right now.

Speaking of which, the Indian Island Light at the entrance to Rockport Harbor is a one I never see enough of. Rockport was once part of Camden and the lime kilns and ice trade made this harbor a busy place in the late 1800s. The original tower was built in 1850 and decommissioned 9 years later. That tower was rebuilt in 1874 and put into service again in January 1875. The square tapered tower look just like the ones at Grindle Point and Fort Point. The oil house was added in 1904. Finally decommissioned in 1933 and sold to a private owner the fifth order fresnel lens was removed and a pole beacon erected to guide mariners safely in to Rockport Harbor.

Thanks to Ted Panyatoff for his historical notes.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

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