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2014-06-08 09:40:36 AM  
"The sea was angry that day, my friends."
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Nice find, subby.
 
2014-06-08 10:02:47 AM  
My commute doesn't seem so bad anymore.
 
2014-06-08 10:46:49 AM  
How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?
 
2014-06-08 11:01:43 AM  
F*ck Ya! That looks awesome.
 
2014-06-08 11:10:42 AM  

Minimum: How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?


I was going to ask the same thing.
 
2014-06-08 11:11:58 AM  

LesserEvil: Minimum: How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?

I was going to ask the same thing.


me three
 
2014-06-08 11:14:29 AM  
And you thought they didn't even use lighthouses anymore.

Who thought that?
 
2014-06-08 11:30:52 AM  
Three words: Auto Ma Tion
 
2014-06-08 11:39:04 AM  
another rippoff vid with no context.

It is the Le Kereon lighthouse off Brittany, France.

YouTube Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_OHpVPoVbA
Il était un phare... by   FilmsDocumentaires.com - 125,063 views
Published on Sep 11, 2013
Voir le film en entier http://www.filmsdocumentaires.com/films/2006-il-etait-un-phare

Ar-Men, le phare de l'Enfer, est automatisé depuis 1990, alors que Kéréon, le Palace des Océans, vit toujours avec ses gardiens. Entre ces deux phares emblématiques, il y a les autres, tous les autres phares, et ce qu'ils deviennent en cette fin de XXe siècle.

 Comment vit-on aujourd'hui dans un phare en mer ? Comment les gardiens voient-ils l'avenir de leur métier ? Demain, les phares serviront-ils toujour...


googtrans

He was a lighthouse ...
See the whole movie: http://www.filmsdocumentaires.com/films/2006-il-etait-un-phare

Ar-Men Lighthouse Hell is automated since 1990, while Kéréon, the Palace of oceans, still lives with his guards. Between these two iconic lighthouses, there are the others, all the other lights, and they become in the late twentieth century. How today we live in a lighthouse at sea? How do they see the guards the future of their profession? Tomorrow, the headlights will they Still ...
 
2014-06-08 11:46:36 AM  

Minimum: How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?


Slowly.  The seas aren't always like that.

I used to build small aids to navigation towers in Maine waters and sometimes it took us months, if not a year just to drill 8 holes (about 1-1/4" by about 30-36") in a ledge to build a new tower.  When the seas are calm for the low tide, you work.  When they suck, you just go find something else to work on.

roosam: Three words: Auto Ma Tion


Yup.  And automation is certainly cheaper than employing people full time to do it.  Can't understand why you'd have a manned lighthouse in this day.  The only manned lighthouse in the US is Boston, and it's manned for sentimental, historical reasons.  Maybe that's true of the house in the vid...  who knows.
 
2014-06-08 12:03:51 PM  
Kéréon is scheduled to be automated and is the last unautomated lighthouse in Brittany.

For how it was built see its sister http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Vieille#Construction_and_history

Kéréon lies south-east of Ushant/Ouessant  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushant

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  http://david.guyader.pagesperso-orange.fr/kereon.htm
 
2014-06-08 12:06:37 PM  
There has to be an easier way to do that
 
2014-06-08 12:10:15 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: There has to be an easier way to do that


Chopper them in?
 
2014-06-08 12:18:42 PM  
Is time for shift change.. get in the choppa!
 
2014-06-08 12:23:49 PM  
http://goo.gl/maps/NWA5z

i.imgur.com

It seems as though it has been automated since 2004.

History of its construction here: (pdfs and word docs, oh my.)

http://homepages.tscnet.com/rickc/phares/kere_n.htm
 
2014-06-08 12:27:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-08 12:34:09 PM  
 
2014-06-08 12:35:17 PM  
And you thought they didn't even use lighthouses anymore

Pesky ignerant Landlubbers...
 
2014-06-08 01:45:59 PM  
www.snopes.com

Changing shorts at the worlds most dangerous lighthouse
 
2014-06-08 01:52:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-08 01:53:28 PM  
This looks like a homemade camcorder type video. What benefit is there to have a 3.5 minute ad (that %99.99 of viewers are going to skip anyway) in front of a 2 minute video?
 
2014-06-08 02:00:44 PM  

lifeboat: Minimum: How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?

Slowly.  The seas aren't always like that.

I used to build small aids to navigation towers in Maine waters and sometimes it took us months, if not a year just to drill 8 holes (about 1-1/4" by about 30-36") in a ledge to build a new tower.  When the seas are calm for the low tide, you work.  When they suck, you just go find something else to work on.

roosam: Three words: Auto Ma Tion

Yup.  And automation is certainly cheaper than employing people full time to do it.  Can't understand why you'd have a manned lighthouse in this day.  The only manned lighthouse in the US is Boston, and it's manned for sentimental, historical reasons.  Maybe that's true of the house in the vid...  who knows.


Automated 29 January 2014. It was of the string the last to be automated.
 
2014-06-08 02:01:39 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: lifeboat: Minimum: How the heck did they build that thing in the first place?

Slowly.  The seas aren't always like that.

I used to build small aids to navigation towers in Maine waters and sometimes it took us months, if not a year just to drill 8 holes (about 1-1/4" by about 30-36") in a ledge to build a new tower.  When the seas are calm for the low tide, you work.  When they suck, you just go find something else to work on.

roosam: Three words: Auto Ma Tion

Yup.  And automation is certainly cheaper than employing people full time to do it.  Can't understand why you'd have a manned lighthouse in this day.  The only manned lighthouse in the US is Boston, and it's manned for sentimental, historical reasons.  Maybe that's true of the house in the vid...  who knows.

Automated 29 January 2014. It was of the string the last to be automated.


2004 not 2014
 
2014-06-08 02:43:18 PM  

studebaker hoch: [www.snopes.com image 500x333]

Changing shorts at the worlds most dangerous lighthouse


That photo is of la Jument  in Brittany, not Kéréon in Brittany (the subject of the vid.), and yes the man in la Jument got the door closed before the wave struck.
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https://www.google.com/search?q=%22la+Jument%22
https://www.google.com/search?q=K%C3%A9r%C3%A9on
 
2014-06-08 02:48:32 PM  
Assuming enough food and water, looks like a good place to hang out during the zombie apocalypse.
 
2014-06-08 03:15:02 PM  
I'm amazed that the masonry mortar can stand up to a century of surf pounding.
 
2014-06-08 05:50:13 PM  
This is how it always starts: there's always a man. There's always a lighthouse.
 
2014-06-08 07:00:44 PM  

studebaker hoch: I'm amazed that the masonry mortar can stand up to a century of surf pounding.


I said the same thing. They have to tuck point every year.
 
2014-06-08 07:51:37 PM  

roosam: Three words: Auto Ma Tion


It's people like you that put Mike Rowe out of work.
 
2014-06-09 04:11:55 AM  
It's not that dangerous if you are a capitalist you socialist pinko, you.
 
2014-06-09 04:13:17 AM  
Also, how the FARK did they build that thing?
 
2014-06-09 12:51:40 PM  

InfrasonicTom: It's people like you that put Mike Rowe out of work.


Hey, I've got nothing against hard work. But unnecessary or needlessly-risky work?  That dude could be replaced with an Arduino by this afternoon.
 
2014-06-09 01:11:53 PM  

mr_a: My commute doesn't seem so bad anymore.


Mine still does.
 
2014-06-09 10:34:33 PM  
You guys really rocked the research in here.
 
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