Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Latimer Reef Lighthouse



Latimer Reef Lighthouse, July, 2008
First Lit: 1884
Automated: 1974

6 comments:

Brenda's Arizona said...

I always enjoy your links and I love reading the history of your lighthouses. Somehow I never pictured Connecticut and NY 'sharing/claiming' the same lighthouse!
Thanks, Matt.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Nice photo and interesting history. On a map the lighthouse looks pretty far from land, but the photos on the NE Lighthouses link make it look much closer to the shore.

kate said...

Now THAT makes me want summer back! As the windchill hits -9 today...

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is a handsome light.

matthew houskeeper said...

Brenda, Erica,
It is between Fishers Island NY and Stonington CT. I am guessing the water is about 5 miles wide there with the light about in the middle. So with a zoom lense in some of those photos, the land can look fairly close.

Kate,
After a fairly mild Fall, it has suddenly become very cold here as well.

Thanks Steve.
It is a real simple design but attractive. Sometimes they are called a sparkplug or coffee pot design.

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I realy love lighthouses for me they are a simbol of hope..