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  • Traces Of Tsunami In Ancient City Of Patara (Turkey)

    12/29/2005 11:58:05 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,840+ views
    Traces of tsunami in ancient city of Patara Tuesday, December 27, 2005 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Archaeologists claim that an ancient lighthouse located in the ancient city of Patara on Antalya's Mediterranean coast might have been destroyed by a tsunami that hit the region in ancient times. The ruins of the lighthouse were discovered two years ago during excavations that are still under way in Patara. Professor Havva Ýþkan Iþýk, head of Akdeniz University's archaeology department, which is conducting studies in the ancient city, said they believed the lighthouse was destroyed by a tsunami since a human skeleton was...
  • Woman Drives Off Santa Cruz Cliff After Stranger Mistakenly Opens Her Door

    08/09/2021 3:20:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KRON4 ^ | Aug 7, 2021 | Tristi Rodriguez
    A woman drove off a cliff in Santa Cruz after a random person mistakenly opened her door, police said. The woman was sitting in her parked car in the Santa Cruz Walton Lighthouse parking lot. Police said she was spooked when the person opened her door, which caused her to drive off the cliff. She suffered an injury to her foot and no major injuries were reported. Santa Cruz police said this was “truly” an accident. The person who opened the woman’s door thought they were entering the passenger seat to their car, which was a similar model and color,...

    02/22/2016 1:43:06 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | February 22, 2016 | NATALIE ZARRELLI
    A postcard showing Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard. (Photo: Boston Public Library/flickr)From the vantage point of a 19th century lighthouse, a small, slow ship would appear every few months on the horizon. A woman, her husband and their children might look out at the glistening sea in anticipation from their tower: the shipment was finally here. They'd haul supplies from the boat; cleaning rags, paint, milk, and possibly the most awaited item: a thick wooden carrying case with brass hinges, filled with books.Portable lighthouse libraries, distributed across the United States in the 19th century, were a common but important part...
  • Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast

    01/10/2015 4:51:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies ^ | 10 January 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For
    FULL TITLE: Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US With sub-zero temperatures, severe wind chills and snowfall, millions across the eastern US have been desperately trying to stay warm this week. But one photographer chose to brave the frigid weather for hours on end - to capture these stunning photos of St Joseph Lighthouse in Michigan. Donning sturdy boots and warm clothing, Joshua Nowicki trekked along the icy shore of Lake Michigan on Thursday morning, armed with a camera. He then captured a breathtaking array of photos...
  • Plenty of light! Feds are selling off lighthouses

    09/04/2014 1:58:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:14 AM EDT | Patrck Whittle
    Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep selling and giving them away. The sold lighthouses, located on both coasts and in the Great Lakes states, have become everything from museums to bed-and-breakfasts. […] The federal General Services Administration, which sells the lighthouses, does not have a target number of how many lighthouses it would like to sell and give away, but the Coast...
  • 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,, and, 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 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.'
  • 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 ^ | 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 · 13 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 ^ | 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...