Saturday, August 5, 2017

Light 'Em Up (Again)

The Annual Luminaria was held last night and once again the good people of Cedar Point did their share. Thanks go out to the many first time participants who walked the jetties with the milk jugs, sand, and candles and to those who did it twice to get all the makeshift lanterns lit.

It was a wonderful crowd and I had a chance to visit with some great old friends. Robin Chin of the Mariner was company for a while and you can look forward to seeing his work later in the week.

This morning began with the clean up and John Kincaid and Peter Martin are owed a debt of gratitude. They swept the big jetty and most of the small one while I got the beach.  The water bottles are rigged to the ceiling of the Cottage cellar now as a start for next year. 180 jugs are needed to pull off this project. I share a few pictures below.

You might notice that the jugs are weaving their way down the big jetty. 
The rookies will get better with practice.

This shot looks back across the harbor.
 I can already hear music being played from Cole Parkway this morning.

Both of the pictures above were taken with the web cams installed at the top of the Tower. There have been several upgrades made to all four of the cameras and they should be far more reliable. 

Big Moon; Good Crowd; See you next year.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Some Super Kids

In early June a wonderful group of elementary school students made their way down to the Lighthouse for a tour. All from Wampatuck School, these girls and their adult chaperones came loaded with questions and brimming with enthusiasm for Scituate Light. I could not have had a better time.

In a week's time I received an envelope in the mail. Below are a few of the thank you notes these girls sent. I salute them all!

There are a lot of perks to this job that you might never guess.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow Globe

With a big storm expected today - 15 to 17 inches and windy - take a look at what a more gentle version looks like. This is the snow globe storm of January 2017. A very nice picture of the Light is in this morning's Globe. I always notice when the Pulitizer Prize winner John Tlumacki is in the neighborhood.