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BS: Want a Lighthouse?

Mickey191 29 Oct 07 - 12:51 PM
Peace 29 Oct 07 - 12:58 PM
MMario 29 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM
Peace 29 Oct 07 - 01:01 PM
Donuel 29 Oct 07 - 01:19 PM
Bill D 29 Oct 07 - 01:26 PM
Wesley S 29 Oct 07 - 02:12 PM
David C. Carter 29 Oct 07 - 02:16 PM
Lonesome EJ 29 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM
Amos 29 Oct 07 - 03:47 PM
wysiwyg 29 Oct 07 - 06:41 PM
SINSULL 29 Oct 07 - 07:04 PM
GUEST 29 Oct 07 - 11:21 PM
Mickey191 29 Oct 07 - 11:46 PM
JohnInKansas 30 Oct 07 - 03:03 AM
MudGuard 30 Oct 07 - 04:37 PM
John MacKenzie 30 Oct 07 - 04:46 PM
gnu 30 Oct 07 - 04:49 PM
Severn 30 Oct 07 - 05:09 PM
Joe Offer 30 Oct 07 - 05:13 PM
pdq 30 Oct 07 - 05:30 PM
catspaw49 30 Oct 07 - 05:36 PM
Micca 30 Oct 07 - 06:26 PM
MudGuard 30 Oct 07 - 07:51 PM
Severn 31 Oct 07 - 10:03 AM
Severn 31 Oct 07 - 10:15 AM
MMario 01 Nov 07 - 12:49 PM
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Joe Offer 02 Nov 07 - 01:11 AM

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Subject: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Mickey191
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:51 PM

Not to keep--but to take care of. Just heard on CBS Radio News: The Feds are looking for a few good people to tend to currently empty L.H's. in Long Island Sound. First it sounded intriguing - the romance of it all-the quiet-the beauty. Then we're informed thre is no electric or fresh water.

How in the heck have people managed without electric & water for all these yrs.? What generates the light? By the time you get to the top carrying a gallon of water it must feel like it weighs a ton.
Any takers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Peace
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:58 PM

YES!


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: MMario
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM

I'd consider it, depending on what they pay. My apptitude tests in High Schhool suggested that as one of the top three occupations I was suited for. the others were forest ranger and monk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Peace
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:01 PM

It was hermit for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:19 PM

Lighthouse attendant was a job I always saw listed in those stupid career placement tests I took as a kid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:26 PM

Hey..Joe Offer! Here's your Eastern vacation retreat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Wesley S
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 02:12 PM

If there's no electricity - what powers the light? Don't tell me there's a big ass candle up there that you have to keep lit?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 02:16 PM

I could never sleep with the light on all night!


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM

A few words come to mind. Claustrophobia and Stairs being two of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:47 PM

Lighthouses were lit by oil for many years -- if not centuries -- before electricity.


I guess you truck or boat in your drinking water and wash in salt water.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 06:41 PM

Dumbwaiter for the water?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 07:04 PM

In a minute...with hot water and Room Service.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:21 PM

MICKEY - can you post a link?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Mickey191
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:46 PM

I heard this on CBS-RADIO NEWS (NEW YORK) I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO POST A LINK TO A RADIO PROGRAM. WEBTV HAS MANY LIMITATIONS. I DO AS WELL! SORRY.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 03:03 AM

Wanted: A compatible couple to live on Seguin Island, Maine for the summer of 2004 to caretake a majestic historic lighthouse and surrounding 64 acres of grounds, 2½ miles off shore from the mouth of the Kennebec River.

After ten weeks of reviewing 185 applications for the job as Lighthouse Caretakers for Wind Point Lighthouse, the Village Board hired two Lighthouse Lovers who met at a Lighthouse, were later married at a Lighthouse, and now a dream come true, they will live in a Lighthouse.

On 09/13/2007, the Wind Point Village Board appointed Michael and Susan Arts of Racine, Wisconsin as the new caretakers of the Wind Point Lighthouse. Both Lighthouse Lovers met at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina and later exchanged wedding vows at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse in South Carolina.

The competition seems pretty fierce, and specific offers seem to come and go regularly. One would need to decide to try it and then search persistently for a workable opportunity.

There are also still a few old ICBM Missile Silos scattered around the country for those who just need a quiet place. The government sales have ended, I believe, but resales appear occasionally.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: MudGuard
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:37 PM

>> Then we're informed there is no electric or fresh water.

The lack of fresh water is discouraging.
But I would not miss the electric water as I never had it before ... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:46 PM

But Andy, put a head torch on, and you ARE a lighthouse!
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:49 PM

No?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse? (At your beacon call?)
From: Severn
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 05:09 PM

Peace,

As a professional Hermit, can you make a living Hermitically sealing containers?

.....Or should we use another term besides sealing, so the Greenpeace ships will leave you alone?

Are female Hermits called "Himmits", and if not, then why?

If you lived with a Himmit, would you still qualify as a Hermit?

Would a Himmit be able to keep her mitts off you?

Would you need to register? Would a Hermit Permit firm it?

When you say "Hermit!", should we consider it as good as hermed, by Hermes?

Or could we count on you to stay out of herms way?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 05:13 PM

I'm trying to see if I can find enough in my piggy bank for at least a small lighthouse. I saw some wonderful lighthouses in Long Island Sound when I took the ferry P.T. Barnum from Long Island to Connecticut.
Click here for images of some of the wonderful lighthouses of Long Island Sound. So far, Montauk is my favorite. I saw it on a wonderfully stormy day - I was glad my vantage point was on solid ground.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: pdq
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 05:30 PM

...more nice pictures here:

                                                 http://www.cameravox.com/lighthouses


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 05:36 PM

Ya know Mario, those high school apptitude tests can be interesting can't they? Mine said either Mad Hatter, Sexual Pervert, or Snake Charmer. I hate snakes and could never get into the Wonderland bullshit, but the Pervert job is working out pretty well.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Micca
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:26 PM

Peter Murphy made his fortune in the stock market and then set off to realie his lifetime ambitions, which were to have a house with a circular library that had a view of the ocean. After many years of spending his summer vacations searching with no success he found at the beginning of this years season that he could not get away to search, so he entrusted his brother Jose to go and look in his stead. they concocted a system of coded telegrams to pass info, so that some smartass wouldnt step in beat them to the draw and then offer the purchase at an inflated price. After several weeks of no word Peter received a telegram reading " Donezerly ME, No luck, no property here meeting spec, old disused Lighthouse for sale is all" he immideately sent a reply " ssb L1" which his brother correctly interpreted as......










" Jose, can't you see, Buy the Donzerly light"


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: MudGuard
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:51 PM

>> But Andy, put a head torch on, and you ARE a lighthouse!

Instead of putting a head torch on, I'd have to put loads of weight off to be anything light ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Severn
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 10:03 AM

Spaw,

Do you get paid per vert, or by the hour?


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Severn
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 10:15 AM

Spaw,


Lewis Carroll got into "The Wonderland Bullshit" and he....Ahhhhhhhhh, never mind!

But you DO seem mercurial enough to have made a great Mad Hatter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: MMario
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 12:49 PM

I have long suspected the dormouse to be an inspiration for LFPS


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Greg B
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 10:43 PM

The light is powered by kerosene. (One night as I was trimmin'
o' the glim' singing a verse from the evenin' hymn) ( which
refers to trimming the wick so that it won't smoke, convex
on a small wick, concave on a large).

The rotation is supplied by weights, like a giant grandfather
clock, which run down the center of the tower.

This is practical, because the entire lens assembly is actually
floated on a trough of mercury, making the frictional losses
nearly nil.

So the keeper's duties amount to making sure the oil reservoir
is filled, that the weights are wound, and the wick is trimmed.
And that the lens is clean.

The light isn't the problem.

Maintaining the keeper is.

Fresh water was brought in, where required, by a supply
vessel. As was food. Kerosene was always brought in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Want a Lighthouse?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 01:11 AM

You know, Micca, I just don't know how to respond to that...

-Jose-


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