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Wayne Wheeler speaks at the Florida Lighthouse Association's annual meeting, at Cape Caneveral
Here is a really cool time lapse video of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Assembly
Amazing footage from one of the most spectacular lights in England.
This video is a slideshow of historic images depicting the construction of the Federal Breakwater in San Pedro Bay, CA and the Angels Gate Lighthouse at the end of that breakwater, which marks the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles. It's... a great compilation of historic images with a few later photos from 2009. The Angel's Gate Lighthouse is in the final stages of a $1.8 million renovation project with many entities cooperating in the effort. Angel's Gate is an endangered species, representing one of the few art deco style lighthouses remaining in the U.S.
This is a fast passed tour of the great granddaddy of lighthouses in Ireland. Hook Head is arguably the oldest working light in the world which had humble beginnings, reportedly as far back as the 5th century, with monks lighting a beacon ...there. The structure as it stands today has existed for 800 years. It’s an automated light, squat and a little…plump (they say horizontal stripes emphasize a thick waist, so it might just be an illusion). Access to the light is by tour, organized through the visitor center. Hopefully the U.S. Lighthouse Society will get back there in the near future, but in the meantime enjoy this short video - it's fun.
Short clip of Captain Hancock and the Second largest vessel in the North Atlantic Fleet with the US Navys finest vs a lighthouse...
Here is a great little animated lighthouse video.
Over the course of four months, volunteers from the New Dungeness Lightstation Association disassembled, polished and then re-assembled a 4th-order Fresnel lens that has been loaned from the US Lighthouse Society.
Watch this five minute video to see highlights of the process.
Music by Lee Murdock, used with permission.
The Point No Point Lighthouse on Puget Sound, Washington!
Here is a video showing how sturdy lighthouse can be!
Here is a great animated lighthouse video!
Here are 3 links to videos on the website British Pathe. Click on any of the links to open that video on their website:
Lighthouse Story Video
Clip from a film depicting work at the Dungeness Lighthouse in Kent, England, 1958. Interesting because it shows operation of now defunct equipment, Fresnel lens manufacturing, etc. Worth a look.
Wolf Rock: The World's Loneliest Christmas 1950
An incredible historic film showing the use of a type of breeches bouy and other equipment
Copter Aids Lighthouse AKA Helicopter Aids… 1959
Here is another amazing clip from Brittany, France taken at Ushant Island. It's depicts how important helicopters are for offshore light maintenance . . . but don't fall over the side of the landing pad and hold on while climbing down that ladder on the exterior of the tower!