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  Lighthouse: Simple hosted Issue tracking, bug tracking, and project management software.
Lighthouse: Simple hosted Issue tracking, bug tracking, and project management software.
Beacons are plugins that allow you to extend the functionality of Lighthouse.
Lighthouse was hand sliced by the ninjas at Active Reload, LLC.
lighthouseapp.com   (120 words)

  
  Lighthouse Directory
Built of limestone in 1870, the Ogdensburg lighthouse is 65 ft (20 m) tall, the tallest U.S. lighthouse on the St. Lawrence River.
Last week there was a new page for the lighthouses of the Swedish island of Gotland, and the pages for Northeastern Hokkaido, Japan, Tanzania, and the U.S. state of Georgia were revised and updated with new photos.
Lighthouse listings are marked with ratings of zero to four stars based on the extent to which the light station is open to visitors.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse   (1377 words)

  
  Legendary Lighthouses: Great Stories-Pacific North West
The original Umpqua River Lighthouse was built in 1857 to mark the entrance to the Umpqua River and to warn mariners of a deadly shifting sandbar that had caused numerous shipwrecks.
However, this lighthouse succumbed to floods and rains and the tower collapsed six years after it was erected.It took 30 years until another lighthouse was built in its place.
In 1902, her son came to the lighthouse and explained that he was the child the Indian was carrying when she was pregnant.
www.pbs.org /legendarylighthouses/html/pnwgs.html   (1352 words)

  
  Lighthouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lighthouses are used to mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals away from the coast, and safe entries to harbors.
Perhaps the most famous lighthouse in history is the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built on the island of Pharos in ancient Egypt.
In very old lighthouses, the light source was a kerosene lamp, and the lenses were rotated by a clockwork assembly wound by lighthouse keepers, sometimes as often as every two hours.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lighthouse   (1060 words)

  
 St. Marks Lighthouse, Florida at Lighthousefriends.com
The contract for the lighthouse was awarded to Winslow Lewis, and under his direction Benjamin Beal and Jairus Thayer constructed a tower at a cost of $11,765.
By 1842, erosion was threatening the tower, and a new lighthouse was erected farther inland.
One of the Fine’s daughters was born, raised, and married at the lighthouse.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=594   (1293 words)

  
 National Park Service - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Preservation Reports
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is on one of the barrier islands that constitute North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Thus, the east-facing shoreline in front of the lighthouse is expected to continue to recede until storm-driven waves undermine the tower's foundation and topple the lighthouse, The lighthouse now stands close enough to the water's edge to be vulnerable to damage by a severe hurricane.
During construction, the lighthouse's vulnerability to storms would be increased; thus, this option presents the greatest construction-related risk of all the options considered.
www.nps.gov /caha/lighthousereports.htm   (2663 words)

  
 Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria
This was Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, which of the vanished wonders of the ancient world, was the last built and the last to remain standing.
Pharos Lighthouse is consistently depicted and recorded as being a monumental edifice with three tiers, consisting of a lower quadrangular one, surmounted by an octagonal layer and topped by a cylindrical section.
Yet, in several texts a statue is mentioned that surmounted the lighthouse and from a poet named Poseidippos of Pella, who lived in Alexandria during the third century BC, we learn that this statue almost certainly depicted Zeus the Savior, though he may have been accompanied by Poseidon, the lord of the waves.
touregypt.net /featurestories/pharoslighthouse.htm   (2155 words)

  
 Lighthouses with overnight accommodations
Bressay Lighthouse - On a rocky headland at the southern mouth of Lerwick Harbour.
Savudrija Lighthouse - The oldest and the northernmost of Croatia's lighthouses.
Veli Rat Lighthouse - An 1849 lighthouse on the island of Dugi Otok, west of the town of Zadar on the Adriatic coast.
www.lighthouse.cc /links/overnight.html   (3901 words)

  
 Assateague Lighthouse - Public tours
The ownership of the lighthouse was transfered to the Fish and Wildlife Service from the Coast Guard in 2004.
The Assateague Lighthouse is an active navigational aid and is in the National Register of Historic places.
In 1933 the lighthouse was converted to be electrically operated and it's first light was a candle lantern.
www.assateagueisland.com /lighthouse/lighthouse_info.htm   (394 words)

  
 The Seven Wonders: The Lighthouse of Alexandria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The island was connected to the mainland by means of a dike - the Heptastadion - which gave the city a double harbor.
And because of dangerous sailing conditions and flat coastline in the region, the construction of a lighthouse was necessary.
For centuries, the Lighthouse of Alexandria (occasionally referred to as the Pharos Lighthouse) was used to mark the harbor, using fire at night and reflecting sun rays during the day.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders/pharos.html   (815 words)

  
 Carquinez Strait Lighthouse, California at Lighthousefriends.com
The first lighthouse to mark the entrance to Carquinez Strait and the Napa River was built at the southern end of Mare Island in 1873.
The side of the lighthouse with dormers in the roof faced the northern side of the strait, and a three-story tower was attached near the southwest corner of the structure.
The Carquinez Strait Lighthouse served until 1951 when it was replaced by a smaller beacon and fog signal at the end of the now extended pier.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=69   (597 words)

  
 Seeing The Light - Grosse Point Lighthouse
Evaluating the situation in the spring of 1870, newly appointed Eleventh Lighthouse District Engineer Brevet Brigadier General Orlando M. Poe recommended the establishment of a coast light to the north of the city to serve as a leading light to guide mariners towards the harbor entrance.
After conducting a survey of the area, the decision was made to locate this new coast light on Grosse Point, a major promontory which lay 13 miles to the north of the harbor, and Poe requested that funding be provided for the station’s establishment in his annual report for that year.
As a result of implementations throughout the lighthouse system, it was determined that the establishment of a fog signal at Grosse Point would serve as a valuable aid to maritime commerce during periods of fog or thick weather.
www.terrypepper.com /lights/michigan/grossepoint/grossepoint.htm   (1832 words)

  
 Santa Cruz Lighthouse
Difficulty in acquiring land titles delayed the project, and the lighthouse was not built until 1868.
In 1878, the lighthouse was threatened by the gradual erosion of caves underneath Lighthouse Point.
The Walton Lighthouse (or Santa Cruz Harbor Light) was built on the West Jetty of Santa Cruz Harbor.
www.rudyalicelighthouse.net /CalLts/SntaCruz/SntaCruz.htm   (655 words)

  
 Lighthouse
Lighthouse, the latest score by the talented British composer, is a menacing work which could have easily come from the pen of the master of suspense himself.
Lighthouse is a dark, visceral and, at times, a downright angry score.
In parts, Lighthouse's action cues sound quite similar James Horner's work on Aliens, mainly as a result of the way in which Wiseman makes use of an anvil to add a harsh, uncompromising edge to her music.
www.moviemusicuk.us /lighthocd.htm   (819 words)

  
 A Brief History of Canadian Lighthouses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Patterned after the lighthouse of Les Baleines built off La Rochelle in 1682, the beacon at Louisbourg was destroyed by British troops during the seige of 1758, and not rebuilt until 1842; the rubble of the original lighthouse is still visible at the base of the current Louisbourg lighthouse, which dates from 1924.
The third Partridge Island lighthouse was operational from 1880 until it was replaced by a concrete octagonal tower in 1959.
In 1813 the earliest lighthouse on Newfoundland was built at Fort Amherst to mark "The Narrows" of St. John's harbor.
members.aol.com /stiffcrust/pharos   (2759 words)

  
 Lighthouse
The current lighthouse was restored and is currently maintained in a collaborative effort by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine, the US Coast Guard, Florida Inland Navigation District, State of Florida Department of Historic Preservation and the St. Augustine Waterway and Beach District.
In the front of the lighthouse is a brick path which has the names of those who are remembered in the donations for the restoration of the facility.
The Capstone on the entrance to the Lighthouse signifying the year the construction of the lighthouse was initiated.
www.coping.org /travels/staug/litehouse/content.htm   (890 words)

  
 Hudson River Valley Lighthouses - Jeffries Point Lighthouse
After the George Washington Bridge was constructed in the 1930s it was determined that the lighthouse was no longer needed and it was deactivated in 1947, and was scheduled for demolition.
The lighthouse is open on a regular basis for tours from Spring thru Fall, led by Urban Park Rangers.
Inside the lighthouse are historical exhibits on the lighthouse and area.
www.hudsonlights.com /littlered.htm   (390 words)

  
 Currituck Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, also known simply as the Currituck Lighthouse, is located in the community of Corolla on Whalehead Hill, 40 miles equidistant from Oregon Inlet and Cape Henry, Virginia.
When this lighthouse was illuminated for the first time on December 1, 1875, it completed the chain of lights along the North Carolina coast by filling in a previously dark 80-mile gap.
The entrance to the lighthouse has served as a work area for the lightkeeper and as storage for whale oil to light the lamps.
www.itpi.dpi.state.nc.us /caroclips/currituck.html   (191 words)

  
 Lighthouse decor for nautical inspiration
An appealing seaside weathered lighthouse and ship's wheel clock brings the call of the ocean to any table or desk.
This handsome solar powered lighthouse is a distinctive garden decoration when the sun is up that shines brightly for up to 8 hours even when the sun is down.
This lighthouse votive holder is made of painted metal; the candle fits inside the shade.
www.cindyse-biz.com /frames/stores/giftworld/lighthouse/lighthouse1.html   (235 words)

  
 Lighthouse T-shirts & Sweatshirts by SSJ
Lighthouse T-shirts & Sweatshirts by SSJ are first-quality, heavyweight blend Jerzees™ brand shirts at an great price.
Lighthouse T-shirts sizes S - XL are only $9.99 ea., lighthouse sweatshirts $14.99 each.
Your lighthouse shirts are shipped free when you purchase 4 or more lighthouse shirts or items.
www.lighthouseshirts.net   (299 words)

  
 Old Point Loma Lighthouse
On March 23, 1891 the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.
One of the Israel’s grandsons was born at the lighthouse.
Eventually the lighthouse was replaced by the “New” Point Loma Lighthouse, built at the end of the point at a lower elevation.
www.nps.gov /cabr/lighthouse.html   (1104 words)

  
 LighthouseRatings.com - St. Augustine Lighthouse
After a series of fruitless corrective actions, coupled with the increasing threat of land erosion near the lighthouse, the lighthouse board provided new funds for a new lighthouse to be built in 1871.
It was one of the first lighthouses in America to open its doors to tourists and use those funds toward maintaining the lighthouse.
By 2 p.m., the sun is already behind the lighthouse property, preventing the photographer from getting the sun on his or her picture side of the lighthouse and yielding a photo with rich color.
www.lighthouseratings.com /Augustine   (1822 words)

  
 LighthouseRatings.com - Bodie Lighthouse, Nags Head, N.C.
There are very few lighthouses in America that you can spot from miles and miles away in your car and, similar to its well known counterpart to the south, Bodie Island is one of these few.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse is surrounded by statuesque pine trees and beautiful marsh land with the wild life that accompanies it.
Directions: The lighthouse is accessible off of NC 12; six miles south of Whaleborn Junction or four miles north of the Oregon Inlet Bridge.
www.lighthouseratings.com /Bodie   (1405 words)

  
 Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilauea Lighthouse is the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands.
The lighthouse is located on a narrow peninsula and remains one of Kauai's most popular attractions.
Crater Hill, landward from the lighthouse, is part of an extince volcano that looms above the refuge and is open to hikers.
www.hawaiiweb.com /kauai/html/sites/kilauea_lighthouse.html   (336 words)

  
 Point Reyes Lighthouse
The Lighthouse Board was ultimately forced to postpone efforts to build a lighthouse until after the Civil War.
The lighthouse is a popular stop for visitors to the Point Reyes National Seashore.
You may wish to call in advance, as the lighthouse is sometimes closed due to high winds.
www.rudyalicelighthouse.net /CalLts/PtReyes/PtReyes.htm   (690 words)

  
 National Lighthouse Museum - Blackwell Island Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blackwell Island Lighthouse is located in the East River, at the northern end of Roosevelt Island.
Blackwell Island Lighthouse is a Gothic style, octagon-shaped light made from gray gneiss stone, which is found on Roosevelt Island.
The light is part of Lighthouse Park that can be visited.
www.lighthousemuseum.org /nylights/black.htm   (142 words)

  
 Lighthouse (2000/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When a ship transporting prisoners smashes onto the rocks and sinks, the survivors are forced to take refuge in the island's lighthouse, unaware that one of the prisoners, a brutal serial killer named Leo Rook, escaped his cell long before the accident and is already there waiting for them.
Finding the headless bodies of the lighthouse workers in a closet, it doesn't take the survivors (including two prisoners chained together and a third convicted murderer who says he's innocent) long to figure out who's stranded there with them.
The second half of this pretty fast-moving chiller concerns all of the remaining guards and prisoners (and one female psychologist) working together to set traps for Rook and/or to keep from being slaughtered.
us.imdb.com /Title?0139426   (476 words)

  
 Point Reyes Lighthouse
One lighthouse keeper even took to drinking the alcohol shipped for cleaning the lens and "was often seen lying drunk by the roadside," the Park Service publication added.
In 1973, after the six year old nephew of a guardsman was killed by its rotating lens, the lighthouse was closed to the public.
In January and February, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is one of the best places along the California Coast for seeing California Gray Whales on their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico.
www.ptreyeslight.com /lthouse.html   (696 words)

  
 Legendary Lighthouses
The earliest lighthouses were simply bonfires built on hillsides to guide ships.
View the dozens of pictures of lighthouses and the beautiful places where they stand and serve as symbols of an era whose time is still with us.
Explore the many links to lighthouse web sites around America and the world to learn more about these sentinels that have captured the hearts and minds of young and old alike.
www.pbs.org /legendarylighthouses   (172 words)

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