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“Little River Lighthouse Snaps”

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Day 253

Some days, you just wind up with more photos than words. Today is one of those days…

Bold Coast Cloud…

A view up the catwalk in a sun-shower…

Spring Perspective

A couple of lobster boats racing each other into the harbor…

A tiny flower, smaller than a dime…and fresh growth from one of the island’s many pines…

…Fishin’ In The Front Yard

Pretty Lawn Flowers (also tiny)…

And today is Flag Day. Tim Harrison, Publisher of Lighthouse Digest Magazine and the savior of Little River Light had this to say…

“After being dark for 26 years, and less than one month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, Little River Lighthouse was re-lit as a “Beacon Of Freedom To The World’ in a patriotic ceremony that took place on the water and land. The event was filmed by the History Channel. At that time, a giant flag, purchased by Timothy Harrison, was displayed from the lighthouse. As we honor our nation’s flag this Flag Day, we are sharing with you an image of the flag, which is still displayed at the lighthouse on special occasions.” Happy Flag Day.

The squirrels seem to be gone, as are the mice. The Foghorn sounds and the Light shines brightly. Good Enuf.


5 Responses to ““Little River Lighthouse Snaps””

  1. elayne kitchen says:

    That little angel of a flower must be so happy…..up there on that island it would never have had such exposure….you made it a star sending it all over the world …..I loved it almost as much as the dewdrop that graced it’s petal….thank you for noticing…..

  2. elayne kitchen says:

    There are no colors in my paintbox as beautiful and vibrant as
    the colors of “newborn” pine sprigs….the color almost hurts my eyes. I am so grateful that you constantly remind me to use my eyes to see natural beauty everywhere……thanks

  3. Arthur says:

    It is very fortunate that the dwelling still stands at Little River when sadly so very many at other lights were indiscriminately demolished by the Coast Guard following automation of the lights. Examples of this are the two neighboring lights south of Little River, the lighthouses at Libby Island and Moose Peak.

  4. Arthur says:

    Elayne —The “newborn” sprigs are not pine. They are spruce. Little River Island is almost entirely spruce wooded with the exception of perhaps some birch at the north-western end, if these still remain today.

  5. Arthur says:

    Flag Day

    On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act.

    Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916.

    On August 3rd, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

    For lighthouse keepers every day was flag day — they were to display the flag (the colors) from 8am until sunset each and every day except in conditions of foul weather that might damage the flag.


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