Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, NC
What majestic structures, with the maritime history they represent. Fascinating reading. And such an excellent pasttime, searching the coast for these worn and weaathered sentinels....
You see, I started photographing lighthouses for my mother because she has
always liked them. And so it happened that I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend in South Portland Maine at the beginning of fall of 2000.
Then on one weekend in September, I
drove almost the entire coast with a little map that showed where many were. I found 13 of them.
I am still photographing as I find them, and I
AM actively seeking them out. Though I must admit, my passion right now is
for zoo animals and flowers. I went to Borneo once (July 2004) for a scuba diving
vacation and photographed a rumahapi (roo-mah'-ha-pee) on the tiny island of
Sipadan. That would be, of course, a Malaysian lighthouse. It is just a
skeleton tower, nonetheless, it serves that purpose.
All the lighthouse
sites have a web page with at least one image. I will get to the
maps one day. When a map does show up,
move your cursor up to the title area while the map loads. Then when you can
see all of it, drag the mouse over the map and a second map will load
showing a closer look at the road detail.
So, just click on one of the links below and find out for
yourself what this place looks like. They're listed in the order that I visited them.
If you have followed the progress of this site, you have probably figured
out that this has gone a little bit beyond something I do for my mother,
now. So I'll keep traveling as long as my job sends me somewhere else. And
believe me, more of these wonderful symbols of our maritime history, will fall victim to my cameras.
I used Microsoft Encarta 2000 for the regional maps. The maps for each
lighthouse were obtained from Street Atlas USA software by Delorme. I got factual information from this
web site: National
Park Service, and you can look at this Bibliography
for the books I used for research. The rest of it comes from my own experience.
| NORTHERN MAINE
| CENTRAL MAINE
| SOUTHERN MAINE |
| NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
| CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
| SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA |
| NORTHERN PUGET SOUND, WA
| SOUTHERN PUGET SOUND, WA |
| ISLA COZUMEL, MEXICO |
| NORTHERN MASSACHUSETTS |
| NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
| SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY |
| WESTERN LONG ISLAND, NY
| EASTERN LONG ISLAND, NY |
| SOUTHERN SWEDEN
| ÍLAND ISLAND |
| NORTHERN HOLLAND
| SOUTHERN HOLLAND
| ZEELAND |
| SOUTHERN FRANCE |
| SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA |
| GEORGIA |
| NORTHERN FLORIDA-ATLANTIC
| SOUTHERN FLORIDA-ATLANTIC |
| PANHANDLE FLORIDA-GULF
| SOUTHERN FLORIDA-GULF |
| FLORIDA KEYS |
| BELGIUM |
| NEW HAMPSHIRE |
| NORTHWEST ESTONIA | HIIUMAA, ESTONIA |
| VIRGINIA |
| SOUTHERN NORTH CAROLINA | NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA |
LIGHTHOUSE ART This was some work I had on my old website.
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