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Lighthouses have no local geographic significance (in Houston, TX), but I love them so!

Welcome!  People ask why my web page has a lighthouse as the centerpiece. The reason is that I am intrigued by their longevity in this "throw away society" and that they are still used as aids to navigation in the high tech world that we live in.  We enjoy vacationing in New England and driving the rocky coast in search of  these beacons of the past.  Speaking of lighthouses, the picture above is of Cape Neddick (Nubble) Light, located in York Maine.

President Rutherford B Hayes signed the order establishing a light station in York in 1879. It cost the government $15,000 to build it. Nubble Light sits on an island at the Cape Neddick Peninsula. The main house is a 6 room Victorian built in the shape of the cross. The Tower is 40 feet high and is built on the islands highest point which puts it at a total height of 88 feet to flash it's red light about every 6 seconds. The lighthouse was automated by the Coast Guard in 1987. In 1998 the Coast Guard began turning over ownership of most of Maine's Lighthouses. Nubble Light, sometime in 1998 was turned over to the Town of York.

 I took this picture when we were in Maine in October, 2002.  Take a look at my Favorite Photos link below to see more lighthouses and other things of interest to me.

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