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Nubble Light
27-SEP-2012

Nubble Light

Cape Neddick Maine

Although the origin of the little lighthouse adornments is unknown, there are many other stories about the Nubble Light. Among them is the story of the keeper and his wife who, in 1912, decided to take advantage of the booming tourist business at the York beaches. They developed a lively business ferrying tourists across to the island and giving tours. The trade grew so lively that the light was neglected and the keeper fired. Another keeper lived on the island with his 19-pound cat who was an attraction in himself, especially when he reputedly swam across the channel to visit mainland friends. It is not always summer, though, and another story lends balance to lighthouse living. The Nubble is such a windy spot that in the winter, the temperature dropped so low that the flow of lamp oil to the incandescent oil vapor lamp was impeded. The problem was solved in 1938 when the lamp was electrified.

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Don Taylor12-Oct-2012 04:17
Very nice Bill!
Cedric Sims07-Oct-2012 02:10
Frame it!
Pieter Bos04-Oct-2012 21:10
Very nice image Bill! ~~V
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