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5 Old Light Stations

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Although many of these photos are recent they still show the grand old lights as many of them have looked for decades if not centuries. All, and many more throughout this site, were generously contributed by BMC Jim Jones USCGR. Thanks Chief.
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Jim Jones Photo

SABINE PASS LIGHT STATION
2004

Located in Johnson Bayou Louisiana.
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Jim Jones Photo

BEAVERTAIL LIGHT STATION

Jamestown Rhode Island.
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Jim Jones Photo

BOLIVER LIGHT STATION
2005

Across from Galveston Texas.
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Jim Jones Photo

CAPE NEDDICK LIGHT STATION
2001

York, Maine.
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Courtesy of Jack Alberts

DESTRUCTION ISLAND LIGHT

The contributor adds "D.I. As we all called it is about 60 miles south of the Straits of Juan de Fuca at the entrance to Seattle, and a bare 3 miles offshore. Spent 8 months on this rock.....As I recall during foggy times, we had 25 seconds to get to sleep between fog horn blasts. Long ago the light and fog signal were automated."

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Richard Levesque photo (no relation)

DESTRUCTION ISLAND LIGHT LENS
2006

Richard adds "It is a first-order Fresnel lens that is located at the Westport Maritime Museum, Washington State. This light was removed from the Destruction Island Lighthouse after the lighthouse was automated in 1960. The lens was refurbished and put on display. We were told that it weighs nearly 8000 pounds. The museum curator was kind enough to turn the room lights off and light up the lens from within. The replacement light is actually quite small, but when turned on it is spectacular as it turns."
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Jim Jones Photo

STANNARD ROCK LIGHT STATION
1995

Off coast of Michigan in Lake Superior.
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Jim Jones Photo

SPRING POINT LIGHT STATION
2006

Cape Elizabeth Maine not far from Portland Head Light.
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Jim Jones Photo

PERMAQUID LIGHT MAINE
2002
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Richard Levesque photo (no relation)

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT LIGHT

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Washington and is still operating. The lighthouse located near Ilwaco is located on the Pacific coast near the Columbia River entrance. Completed in 1856 it helps guide ships along the coastline to the treacherous entrance to the Columbia River.(RL)
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Richard Levesque photo (no relation)

View from Cape Disappointment light showing the entrance to the mighty Columbia River.
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USCG photo courtesy of Bill Collette

BUZZARDS BAY LIGHT
c 1960's

"Texas Tower" type was constructed in 1961 and automated in 1981. She was deactivated in 1996 and dismantled being replaced by a 75 foot high tower with three legs.
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BMC Stephen Prime USCG (RET) PHOTO

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Jim Jones Photo

BUZZARDS BAY LIGHT
1968

Off the coast of Massachusetts.
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Courtesy of Bill Collette

BUZZARDS BAY LIGHT
probably from late 1960's

If you ever run into retired MKCS Bill Collette, ask him about his "tour" aboard the Buzzards Bay Light!
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BMC Stephen Prime USCG (ret) photo

BUZZARDS LIGHT TOWER

How would you like to do this every time you went to work or went shopping?
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Jim Jones Photo

NOBSKA LIGHT
1968

Across from Station Woods Hole Massachusetts.
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NOBSKA LIGHT STATION
Bill Collette photo

NOBSKA LIGHT

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Bill Collette photo

NOBSKA LIGHT
April 22, 1998
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Bill Collette photo

NOBSKA LIGHT

This is how the station looks today. It is also the residence of the Coast Guard Commander of Sector Southeast New England.
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BMC Stephen Prime USCG (ret) photo

Cleveland Ledge Light
c 1967/8

Located in Buzzards Bay MA. Station was built in 1943 and automated in 1978
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Jim Jones photo

CHATHAM LIGHT STATION
1972
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Bill Collette photo

CHATHAM LIGHT
2006
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Jim Jones Photo

PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT
1999

Erie Pennsylvania. Shown is the contributor of this page of lights, BMC Jim Jones USCGR.
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Courtesy of Mack Serres

HOLLAND ISLAND BAR LIGHT
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Courtesy of Ron Janard

WINTER ISLAND LIGHT
2006 Salem MA
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