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2013-11-26 04:48:00 PM
Now THAT is cool.
 
2013-11-26 04:56:47 PM
Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as
 
2013-11-26 05:00:00 PM
I am Mother Nature.  I am older than you, and I can end you.
 
2013-11-26 05:11:41 PM
Cool. As. Hell.
 
2013-11-26 05:51:22 PM
Pure Awesome.
 
2013-11-26 06:07:20 PM

Chariset: I am Mother Nature.  I am older than you, and I can end you.


Sure, we'll just run. You will chase and, being as old as you are, probably fall and brake a hip.

/Then we'll feast on your carcass.
 
2013-11-26 06:19:52 PM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


They are always good visual reminders for cruise ship captains getting hummers on the bridge from their girlfriends. Plus you never know when a solar flare is going to fark up the GPS network.
 
2013-11-26 06:20:26 PM
In before "You'll shoot your eye out!"
 
2013-11-26 06:22:56 PM
I wonder if a certain TFer would be willing to post his awesome St. Joseph, MI pics.

That lighthouse, downtown and beach are amazing: go if you haven't.
 
2013-11-26 06:48:26 PM
I remember back in the day the ice sculptures formed by Great Lake storms were a clean bluish white color. Now they are a polluted brown foam
 
2013-11-26 07:07:15 PM
Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2013-11-26 07:20:49 PM

fusillade762: Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


If you can't speak American, go back where you came from.

/HPL would have agreed
 
2013-11-26 07:56:34 PM
Paging Bob Howard... Mr. Bob Howard to the white courtesy phone please

Wait, nevermind.  The Great Lakes are Black Chamber territory.
 
2013-11-26 09:09:48 PM
The lighthouses of madness.
 
2013-11-26 09:12:17 PM
Funny how a couple of those pics look almost exactly like ones taken last year, and the year before, and the year before that...

You don't think an unscrupulous journalist would rehash old pics as if they were taken recently, do you?

/scrolled back up to see if it was Daily Fail
 
2013-11-26 09:38:06 PM

jfarkinB:
If you can't speak American, go back where you came from.
Cthugha fm'latgh mnahn' hlirgh! Cthugha ch'nw hafh'drn! Cthugha fm'latgh uh'e wfaqa!

fusillade762: Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Cthulhu fhtagn - G'thugha w'gah! Ng'goka y'gotha ooboshu R'lyeh! Cthulhu fhtagn! Fhtagn!
Shtunggli grah'nn fhhui Y'ha-nthlei vra Dagon chtenff.
Sll'ha-gn'wgn-ll'ah-sgn'wahl
 
2013-11-26 10:14:14 PM

PreMortem: Funny how a couple of those pics look almost exactly like ones taken last year, and the year before, and the year before that...

You don't think an unscrupulous journalist would rehash old pics as if they were taken recently, do you?


As someone who lives in St. Joseph, I can tell you that those pictures are at least a couple years old.  The railing at the top of the outer lighthouse was torn off by the ice this past winter and has not yet been fixed last I knew considering there's still a donation drive going to get it repaired.  The winter before that was the non-winter of 2012, so the lighthouse never iced over.  There's also those dangling cords which were removed two years ago.  So those pictures are at least three years old.  If you want some more recent ones, I've got some I took myself.

This is what it looked like in January this year:

i174.photobucket.com

And February, when it started to melt into the marshmallow swamp monster:

i174.photobucket.com

And March, when the weight of the ice on the upper railing tore it off and gave it little angel wings:

i174.photobucket.com

I haven't been out there yet this winter so I don't know what it looks like right now, but it doesn't usually start icing over until after the new year.
 
2013-11-26 11:07:48 PM

Seequinn: Paging Bob Howard... Mr. Bob Howard to the white courtesy phone please

Wait, nevermind.  The Great Lakes are Black Chamber territory.


And after that last incursion, not sure he wants to get anywhere near Black Chamber territory again...
 
2013-11-26 11:34:43 PM

Fast Moon: PreMortem: Funny how a couple of those pics look almost exactly like ones taken last year, and the year before, and the year before that...

You don't think an unscrupulous journalist would rehash old pics as if they were taken recently, do you?

As someone who lives in St. Joseph, I can tell you that those pictures are at least a couple years old.  The railing at the top of the outer lighthouse was torn off by the ice this past winter and has not yet been fixed last I knew considering there's still a donation drive going to get it repaired.  The winter before that was the non-winter of 2012, so the lighthouse never iced over.  There's also those dangling cords which were removed two years ago.  So those pictures are at least three years old.  If you want some more recent ones, I've got some I took myself.

This is what it looked like in January this year:



And February, when it started to melt into the marshmallow swamp monster:



And March, when the weight of the ice on the upper railing tore it off and gave it little angel wings:



I haven't been out there yet this winter so I don't know what it looks like right now, but it doesn't usually start icing over until after the new year.


Did you get a Cook Energy Calendar yet? January 2014's photo is probably from that time.

I'm a little south of you, listening to the raging waves and periodically going outside to see the sideways snow.
 
2013-11-27 01:11:57 AM
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-27 07:02:38 AM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


Most probably aren't used but they're protected as historic places. That would be my guess anyway.
 
2013-11-27 08:02:48 AM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


www.shipcruise.org
 
2013-11-27 08:23:48 AM

Fast Moon: PreMortem: Funny how a couple of those pics look almost exactly like ones taken last year, and the year before, and the year before that...

You don't think an unscrupulous journalist would rehash old pics as if they were taken recently, do you?

As someone who lives in St. Joseph, I can tell you that those pictures are at least a couple years old.  The railing at the top of the outer lighthouse was torn off by the ice this past winter and has not yet been fixed last I knew considering there's still a donation drive going to get it repaired.  The winter before that was the non-winter of 2012, so the lighthouse never iced over.  There's also those dangling cords which were removed two years ago.  So those pictures are at least three years old.  If you want some more recent ones, I've got some I took myself.

This is what it looked like in January this year:

[i174.photobucket.com image 600x450]

And February, when it started to melt into the marshmallow swamp monster:

[i174.photobucket.com image 480x640]

And March, when the weight of the ice on the upper railing tore it off and gave it little angel wings:

[i174.photobucket.com image 480x640]

I haven't been out there yet this winter so I don't know what it looks like right now, but it doesn't usually start icing over until after the new year.


Hope you dont mind but that first pic is now my wallpaper. If theres an issue please let me know.
 
2013-11-27 08:36:34 AM

hitmanric: Hope you dont mind but that first pic is now my wallpaper. If theres an issue please let me know.


I only mind that you'd use such a low-res version.  Here's a bigger one.
 
2013-11-27 08:40:05 AM
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Ithaqua hungers
 
2013-11-27 08:57:12 AM
i.ytimg.com


/first thing I thought of
 
2013-11-27 09:39:16 AM
It's just a story about a man, a girl, and a lighthouse.
 
2013-11-27 10:43:55 AM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


Have you forgotten about all the deaths aboard the US naval destroyer that ran aground after sassing a Canadian litehouse?
 
2013-11-27 02:50:08 PM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


Polish captain ran his ship aground as he tried to sail from Scotland to Belgium - because he FORGOT that England was in the way
 
2013-11-27 04:01:48 PM

hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as


think of them as the most analog of back-up systems.
 
2013-11-27 04:22:37 PM

Fast Moon: hitmanric: Hope you dont mind but that first pic is now my wallpaper. If theres an issue please let me know.

I only mind that you'd use such a low-res version.  Here's a bigger one.


Thank you kindly.
 
2013-11-27 06:59:55 PM

moonscatter: Seequinn: Paging Bob Howard... Mr. Bob Howard to the white courtesy phone please

Wait, nevermind.  The Great Lakes are Black Chamber territory.

And after that last incursion, not sure he wants to get anywhere near Black Chamber territory again...


I don't know how I missed a Laundry reference the first time through this thread.
 
2013-11-28 12:23:05 AM

Witty_Retort: hervatski: Do we need light houses anymore what with GPS and the technology and the Iraq and everywhere like such as

Polish captain ran his ship aground as he tried to sail from Scotland to Belgium - because he FORGOT that England was in the way


The screen doors on his submersible probably didn't help matters much, either.
 
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