Oh snow. You deceptive thing. Always fooling us with your beauty as you first begin to fall. Until we realize the mess you have left in your wake.
Absecon Lighthouse officially turned 159 years old on yesterday, January 15. The lighthouse was first lit on January 15, 1857.
Above: Absecon Lighthouse’s fourth-order fresnel lens. September 20, 2014.
Affectionately known as Abby, it is the tallest lighthouse in the Garden State of New Jersey, and the third tallest lighthouse in the United States.
I have a special affinity for Absecon, as it is the first lighthouse I ever visited and climbed. It is the place I spent my birthday for two years in a row, and hope to celebrate more birthdays there.
Above: Video of Absecon Lighthouse on September 20, 2014.
When you reach the top of Abby’s 228 steps, you receive a I Saw The Light card from the volunteer light keeper on duty. Below are my cards from September 20, 2013 and 2014.
Happy Birthday, Abby! 159 years never looked so good.
May you keep shining brightly.
My view of Absecon Lighthouse at night on September 19, 2013.
This Flash Back Friday #FBF post is dedicated to YOU, Drum Point Lighthouse!
When I visted Drun Point Lighthouse in September 2014, the tour guide explained that it was one of the few remaining screw pile, cottage style lighthouses in Maryland.
As we toured the inside of the lighthouse, I was enthralled by the replicas of the kitchen and dining areas, as well as children and adult bedrooms. I had a sense of how lighthouse families of past, actually lived and set up home at Drum Point.
Above : The kitchen and dining areas inside Drum Point Lighthouse.
Above: The comforts of home inside Drum Point that give you a sense of how lighthouse families lived there.
I was also intrigued by a wall containing a plaque in tribute to Anna Weems Ewalt, who was born in the lighthouse on July 13, 1906.
If you’ve ever wondered how families lived inside a lighthouse, satisfy that curiosity and visit Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, Maryland!
Today’s post is all about the fresnel lens.
The Fresnel Lens was developed by French physicist Augustin Fresnel.
You can read more about the fresnel lens in the book A Short Brght Flash by Theresa Levitt: A Short Bright Flash
This was my view of the first-order fresnel lens at Absecon lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 20, 2014.
And this was my capture of the fourth-order fresnel lens inside the tower room at Drum Point lighthouse in Solomons, Maryland on September 22, 2014.
Finally, from inside the museum beside Drum Point lighthouse, a section dedicated to lighthouses and the fresnel lens.
My from lighthouse archives, video I shot featuring Absecon Lighthouse on September 20, 2014.
Outside Absecon Lighthouse:
inside the lighthouse, on the first landing as I continued to climb Abby’s 228 steps: