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  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like Abandoned-places.com, weburbanist.com, and AtlasObscura.com, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says AtlasObscura.com cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...
  • Lighthouse becomes ice house

    12/16/2010 10:58:09 AM PST · by the scotsman · 18 replies
    ITN News ^ | 16th December 2010 | ITN News
    'A lighthouse has becomes an ice sculpture near Cleveland, Ohio, covered in frozen spray from Lake Erie. Unusually cold weather has pounded the eastern half of the US, pushing temperatures well below normal from the Great Lakes to Florida's citrus groves.' http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20101216/twl-lighthouse-becomes-ice-house-41f21e0.html
  • Wildwood preserves historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, hosts maritime festival

    07/25/2010 4:52:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    star ledger ^ | July 21, 2010 | Mark Di Ionno
    Her print sales number half-a-million, and she has a line of merchandise ranging from wallpaper to puzzles. "There is something about lighthouses people love," said Donna Elias, a Newark native whose art career started on the Atlantic City boardwalk, where she sold caricatures to tourists. "I hear from people all the time about the lighthouses they love and why. It seems everybody has a lighthouse story. And, likewise, every lighthouse has a story. The story of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Inlet is one of a once lonely beacon of night-cutting light, now being surrounded like a star in the Milky Way....
  • Visiting the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge

    09/28/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 581+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | September 1, 2009 | jeffre page
    Once upon a time, when you were just a kid, Mom or Dad probably read you "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.” And years later maybe you read this 1942 classic by Hildegarde H. Swift to your own children.   Little Red was saved twice by children, once from being auctioned off and once from neglect. The story begins with the introduction of a little lighthouse sitting on the rocky Manhattan shore of the Hudson River.  “It was round and fat and red. It was fat and red and jolly. And it was very, very proud.”  The...
  • Old Barney beams brightly nightly once more

    01/14/2009 8:23:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 343+ views
    starledger ^ | January 02, 2009 | MARYANN SPOTO
    For Margery and John Geddes, a typical walk with their three dogs often ends at the icon of their neighborhood, the towering Barnegat Lighthouse. But now, something has changed about Old Barney, the red-and-white icon that has stood perched at the northernmost tip of Long Beach Island since 1858. Its beacon extinguished 82 years ago, the 163-foot brick structure now flashes an intense beam of light out the glass windows. Last night it was lit up 150 years to the day it first started guiding ships to safety along a treacherous point of land. The Geddeses joined thousands of people...
  • San Pablo Bay lighthouse needs new keeper [cool job opening]

    11/30/2008 3:06:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 826+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 30, 2008 | Carolyn Jones
    Recently laid off? Don't despair. The job of a lifetime awaits you on a windswept island lost in time. Or at least lost in the fog. A Richmond nonprofit is looking for a couple to serve as lighthouse keepers on East Brother Island, a 1-acre rock in San Pablo Bay. The winning applicants will keep tabs on the flashing Fresnel light and a pair of foghorns, and will run the inn housed in the 1874 lighthouse, which still has a functioning Coast Guard light. "We've loved it out here," said outgoing lighthouse keeper Elan Stewart, 30, who's held the job...
  • Discovery: Oldest Lighthouse At Ancient Port

    02/06/2008 6:20:24 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 538+ views
    New Anatolian ^ | 2-6-2008
    DISCOVERY: Oldest lighthouse at ancient Roman port The New Anatolian / Ankara 06 February 2008 Turkish archaeologists unearthed a 2000-year-old lighthouse at the ancient Roman port of Patara, near southern town of Kas, Antalya, discovering probably the oldest such structure that managed to remain intact. The 12-meter-high lighthouse was built under the reign of Emperor Nero who ruled from 54 to 68, Professor Havva Iskan Isik, head of the excavation team reported. "The oldest known lighthouse is the one in Alexandria but there is nothing left of it. So, the lighthouse at the Patara port is the oldest one that...
  • For the Golden Years, a Bright Idea (Government selling lighthouses)

    11/11/2007 12:06:20 PM PST · by Enterprise · 5 replies · 94+ views
    Barrons ^ | November 9, 2007 | Jim McTague
    "THERE ARE PLENTY of people who would like it. They've been snapping up offshore lighthouses from the federal government, which has dozens for sale for as little as $30,000, and turning the neglected 19th-century structures into luxurious cottages for weekend getaways, business meetings and retirement recreation."
  • Time overtakes a maritime icon, Ocean lighthouse begins a slow fade

    08/21/2007 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 263+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 20, 2007 | TOM HESTER
    Standing atop a pile of rocks in Lower New York Bay nearly four miles north of Sandy Hook, the faded Romer Shoal Lighthouse has a colorful past and an uncertain future. The 109-year-old lighthouse was recently honored with a designation as an historic site on both the national and state registries. But that doesn't ensure it will even remain in New Jersey. While the sparkplug-like, 54-foot-tall lighthouse still throws its signal of two white flashes every 15 seconds as far as 15 miles to sea, it is a forlorn sight. Dirty paint -- top-half red, bottom-half white -- is peeling...
  • Feds trying to sell lighthouse with ghostly past: For $1.00

    07/09/2007 3:13:34 PM PDT · by Main Street · 40 replies · 1,001+ views
    wtnh.com ^ | July 8, 2007 | AP
    (Fairfield-AP) _ The federal government is seeking a buyer for the Penfield Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield, which comes with panoramic views of Long Island Sound and tales of hauntings by the ghost of a former property keeper. Local legend has it that Frederick Jordan's apparition appeared at the lighthouse several times after he drowned when his boat capsized near the structure in 1916. The US General Services Administration wants to sell it for one dollar to a local, state or federal government agency or a nonprofit organization. The town of Fairfield says it's very interested in the property...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 24-30, 2007: Lake Superior's Split Rock

    06/28/2007 10:08:51 PM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 475+ views
    A very well-known scenic spot on the coast of Lake Superior, on the road to Grand Portage. Click the last one for full-size.
  • On the Hook for sun, fun (History and Nudity at the Jersey Shore)

    11/26/2005 11:16:54 AM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,042+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 07.31.05 | PAUL H. JOHNSON
    Nearly three centuries ago, the merchants of lower Manhattan kept losing ships to the sandbars that lined the narrow channel leading to New York City.  Upset over the growing losses, the merchants banded together and built a lighthouse on the edge of Sandy Hook in order to guide ships safely to the young city. The lighthouse was so effective that the British took it during the Revolutionary War to ensure their ships made it to Manhattan.The Sandy Hook lighthouse still shines its light 19 miles out to aid passing ships, a 70-foot-tall reminder of the importance of the sea to...
  • 'The Little Red Lighthouse' under the George Washington Bridge

    07/19/2004 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,968+ views
    The Record ^ | 07.19.04
    'The Little Red Lighthouse' Monday, July 19, 2004 By THOMAS E. FRANKLIN THOMAS E. FRANKLIN / THE RECORD Under the big gray bridge sits a little red lighthouse. Hardly known and seldom seen, it sits quietly on the New York side of the Hudson, under the mighty roar of the George Washington Bridge. Immortalized in a popular children's book, it has stood as a quaint reminder of the past.The last surviving lighthouse in Manhattan, it stands just 40 feet high and a mere 28 feet above water. It was once an important beacon for ships from the north heading out...
  • Sleek New Devices Help Low-Vision Patients See

    04/06/2004 12:46:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 165+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2004 | KENNETH CHANG
    With a stylish exterior of metallic blue and gray, the device looks like a personal digital assistant but slightly larger. Julius Mendalis, 84, a lawyer for the company that makes Arizona Iced Tea, paid $795 for this gadget, and he loves it, though he is not a man of technology, rarely uses computers and does not surf the Web. It is helping him read again. The Quicklook, an amalgamation of a tiny digital video camera and a four-inch liquid-crystal display screen, acts as an electronic magnifying glass, enlarging the text of a newspaper or a legal brief to an inch...
  • He kept sailors, ships safe (Last civilian lighthouse keeper dies at age 88)

    12/13/2003 8:49:25 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 5 replies · 135+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Dec. 13, 2003 | LARRY MCSHANE
    Last civilian lighthouse keeper had job 43 years. NEW YORK - The last living vestige of a bygone era is gone: A Brooklyn lighthouse keeper, who stood watch over New York's gateway to the Atlantic Ocean for 43 years, has died. Frank Schubert, 88, was the last of the Coast Guard's civilian lighthouse keepers in the United States, said Petty Officer Mike Hvozda. He died Thursday of natural causes at his cottage beneath the 113-year-old lighthouse on Brooklyn's Coney Island. Schubert's work earned him many fans, including former President Bush, who invited him for a White House visit. "The Coast...
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-26-03....Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

    11/26/2003 1:21:10 AM PST · by dansangel · 198 replies · 378+ views
    dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-12-03....Sapelo Island, GA Lighthouse

    11/12/2003 1:45:54 AM PST · by dansangel · 127 replies · 774+ views
    dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-06-03....The Lighthouse at Old Presque Isle, MI

    08/06/2003 1:57:21 AM PDT · by dansangel · 232 replies · 770+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Bodie Island (NC) light's uncertain future means rare lens in danger

    03/25/2003 6:25:26 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 29 replies · 292+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | The Associated Press | The Associated Press
    Bodie Island light's uncertain future means rare lens in danger The Associated Press March 24, 2003   3:40 pm BODIE ISLAND, N.C. -- With the U.S. Coast Guard taking a hard look at the future of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, local officials want action to save the facility's rare Fresnel lens.In a notice issued last week, the local Coast Guard district said it was evaluating whether the 1872 tower is still valuable as an aid to navigation. Although the lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service, the optical equipment is maintained by the Coast Guard.Possible actions could include...
  • Free, if you qualify: A vacant lighthouse

    02/23/2003 12:09:20 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Sun, Feb. 23, 2003 | DIANE TENNANT
    NORFOLK, Va. - Check this out: Three-story living space in a 19th-century beauty, privacy assured, water view on all sides. Cast-iron construction. They don't build 'em like that anymore. Nor do they want to. The Newport News Middleground Lighthouse is up for adoption, because its owner -- the Coast Guard -- can't afford the upkeep on the Victorian-era structure. It's the only lighthouse in Virginia on the adoption list, and it has some great selling points. It's free to a good home. It's lovely. It's round. Its inside is wood- framed and its outside is deep primer red, tip to...
  • Want a lighthouse? Call the Interior Dept.

    06/13/2002 8:32:03 AM PDT · by LarryLied · 14 replies · 186+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/13/02 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Aficionados can bid to preserve one of the 301 lighthouses the government is relinquishing control of. NEWPORT, ORE. – The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse looks out from the Oregon coast, as it has for 131 years. There's probably no truth to the tales that it's "haunted." But it has seen a lot of history over its time: As an aid to ships navigating the rocky coastline for passage to safe harbor, then years of neglect and disrepair, and finally rehabilitation and listing on the National Register of Historic Places. "There is a mystique to lighthouses, a drama, a history, almost...