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Thunderstorms At Maine Little River Lighthouse

Monday, June 11, 2012Day 250

I have waited four years for a thunderstorm here. For some reason, here, they are extremely rare. In fact, F/V Captain of the Charlene Gail, Jeremy had once said to me his daughter was seven before she ever heard one. In Massachusetts, and even NYC and DC and Richmond, they are regular this time of year. But hereā€¦rare.


Saturday was finally the day. Five hours of thunderstorms. And well worth the wait. Crazy, Stephen King Clouds. Crossing the harbor from west to east. Palpable. Low. Touchable almost. Scary kind of. Lost power for 12 hours. Completely bananas.

Trevor Holewinski, who is a brilliant website and wordpress expert, was helping me re-do the Lighthouse Endeavor website and blog. They started when I picked him up and brought him on island. Continued during our three hours of work. And hit again when I brought him back. We sat in the harbor, and he was patient and understanding while I snapped.

They then peaked, shortly thereafter. And I stood on the dock, on the harbor side of this island, and shot. They came across the water. Strikes. Bolts. Boomers. Rumbles. And rollers. Vibrating. Reverberating. Modulating. Everything I hoped they would be.

And then a rainbow. I have seen probably 150 rainbows in my life. Not only was this one one of the best, but rainbows usually last minutes. This one remained out for about an hour. Really. An hour.

More later. As I mentioned, we are totally re-doing the website. Lots of work on this end. Thank you for being patient. Horn sounds. Light is on. Good Enuf.

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3 Responses to “Thunderstorms At Maine Little River Lighthouse”

  1. Carl & Marcia Jahn says:

    Awesome!! I’m not fond of storms, but I do like the rainbows and really love it when captured on film. Thank you so much for sharing all of your daily activities and adventures — hard to believe its 8 months since we started reading your Journal.
    A Michigan reader, Marcia

  2. Bill Kitchen says:

    thank you so very much! love that you’re following, and enjoying, and sharing this. that’s truly what makes it so worthwhile. yes, hmm, 8 months. wow. please stay in touch.

    • Carl & Marcia Jahn says:

      next time you talk to Tim & Kathy ask them about hauling no longer needed navigational equipment for display at light station locations (one adventure was because Tim wanted what some Michigan locations had received.) They truly are an awesome pair — we now know another whole side of Kathy because of your pictures and stories about some of the equipment challenges for Little River Light. Marcia

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