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« Reply #390 on: July 03, 2015, 03:05:23 PM »
Tuesday, Day 4, was the rainiest day of the whole trip.  Fortunately our first stop was inside, at the Maine State Prison Store in Thomaston, ME. 

Minimum security inmates are allowed to have tools for carving wood and making other crafts.  Some also work at the store, where they are supervised by a correctional officer.  The wood objects are made of cedar, and range in size from tiny sailboats up to medium size tables and cedar chests.  I didn't want to buy anything large to carry on the bus, but I did buy a carved lighthouse tower (painted white, with painted windows, and with a carved balcony which was painted black).  I also bought a small carved sailboat, which was polished rather than painted so that the grain of the cedar wood shows.  They had some much more detailed larger boats, which I admired but knew better than to think of buying.  Prices were quite reasonable. 

No photos were allowed inside the store, but this shot of the outdoor sign shows the rain.


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« Reply #391 on: July 03, 2015, 03:11:40 PM »
Next stop on Tuesday was at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, ME.  This was a fantastic place! 

Numerous Fresnel lenses, now out of service and replaced by automated lights, have been collected here, along with many other artifacts related to lighthouses and life-saving.

Medium-size Fresnel lens.  It looks large, but it's sitting on a table, so it's not a 5th order lens, which would be standing on the floor.  The largest size lens is a 6th order lens, and we were told that one of those would be too tall to fit below the ceiling of the room.





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« Reply #392 on: July 03, 2015, 03:12:56 PM »
Lanterns.


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« Reply #393 on: July 03, 2015, 03:14:15 PM »
3D model of a lighthouse, with lighthouse keeper's house.


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« Reply #394 on: July 03, 2015, 03:15:13 PM »
Miniature model lighthouse towers.


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« Reply #395 on: July 03, 2015, 03:16:03 PM »
Coast Guard and life-saving display area.


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« Reply #396 on: July 03, 2015, 03:19:08 PM »
Sorry this is blurry, but this is one of the pictures of historic lighthouses.  This is the Louisbourg Lighthouse in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.  It is Canada's first light station and the second oldest in North America.

There were other pictures on the walls in this section, including another Nova Scotia lighthouse, a display about Japanese lighthouses, and a display about lightouses of Scotland, but those pictures are too blurry to post.


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« Reply #397 on: July 03, 2015, 03:21:06 PM »
Another 3D lighthouse model.


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« Reply #398 on: July 03, 2015, 03:26:28 PM »
This is a 5th order Fresnel lens, standing on the floor, and it is huge.  

One of my friends was standing next to it in another picture and it is a lot taller than he is, but I didn't want to post his picture on the Internet.


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« Reply #399 on: July 03, 2015, 03:27:50 PM »
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« Reply #400 on: July 03, 2015, 03:28:29 PM »
Model ship.


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« Reply #401 on: July 03, 2015, 03:30:08 PM »
This is called an 8-day Post or Lens Lantern.  It's a temporary light with an oil tank.

This one was used at Cape Prince of Whales Light, Alaska.


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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #402 on: July 03, 2015, 03:33:15 PM »



wow debbie, what an adventure!

gorgeous pics and interesting items!

this would make a great candle holder!

and that huge fresnel lens is huge!!

gotta love the lobster trap chairs! 



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« Reply #403 on: July 03, 2015, 03:55:56 PM »
I enjoyed the Lighthouse Museum very much but in looking over my pictures now, I don't think I had time to absorb everything and I know I didn't read the writing associated with all the displays.

We had a choice to go on a guided tour as a group with one museum docent, or to wander around on our own and ask questions of another docent.  Since photographs were allowed, I decided to wander on my own.  I still heard some of what the first docent was saying, but missed some of it.



When we left the museum in Rockland, our bus headed north again up the coast to Camden, ME.  We passed Penobscot Bay and, by looking in between the buildings and trees, we could see parts of the bay, including some boats, from the road.  But we did not stop along the shore at that point for a sea-level view, since we were supposed to ride in our bus to the top of nearby Mount Battie and observe the bay from there.  

That would have been a great view in better weather, but when we got to the top of Mount Battie, everything was fogged in.  We could barely see the trees right inside the park, and no one wanted to get out of the bus in the rain.  Our bus driver made another unscheduled try after lunch, but we still couldn't see a thing out in the bay.

We did have a nice lunch in Camden, though.  My group of three went to a deli for tuna sandwiches and potato salad, and even after the others finished eating and went souvenir shopping, I took my time eating, to avoid the rain, before going out to take a few photos.


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« Reply #404 on: July 03, 2015, 04:02:15 PM »

wow debbie, what an adventure!

gorgeous pics and interesting items!

this would make a great candle holder!

and that huge fresnel lens is huge!!

gotta love the lobster trap chairs! 

It really was an adventure, Jimmy.

I'm glad you got to see some of the lighthouses.  And there were quite a few other interesting items, yes.   :)
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