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Contest #526

#526

November 17th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #525: Ninini Point Lighthouse, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Info from http://www.kalapakibeach.org/about/the-nawiliwili-lighthous

In 1897, the Republic of Hawaii obtained a lease from Lihue Plantation Co. on Ninini Point in Nawiliwili as the site for the construction of a wooden, 40-foot tall, trestle-frame light tower with a little lamp room set atop it, painted white.

In 1906, the original light tower was replaced with a 33-1/2 foot tall, white, wooden mast with a new lamp. At its base, a modest house painted white with lead-colored trimmings and a red roof was built. Both mast and house were rebuilt in 1923 and repaired in 1926.

In 1933 a new house was built for Kua with three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and bathroom, with outbuildings close by, and the 86-foot tall cylindrical concrete lighthouse presently at Ninini Point was also built. This light house was automated in 1953.

The hint was a picture taken from a video of a plane landing at Lihue Airport, just north of the lighthouse. (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=amTpIqtY8rc)

Found with the lights off:

  • Glenmorren
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Jeather
  • Andy McConnell
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • BlazE

And after the hint:

  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • David Kozina
  • rob de wolff

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November 17th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #525 Hint

November 15th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 3 comments

Contest #525

Contest #525

November 10th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 10 comments

Contest #524 – Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, Portugal

Most lighthouses are tall so that they get the light out as far as possible. There are a few exceptions that sit on cliffs, and when you add the height of the lighthouse to the height of the cliff, you get the “focal height”.

Ponta do Pargo is small, only slightly more than 14M. But it has a focal height of 316M, making it quite a bit more visible than even the tallest lighthouses out there. On a clear night, Ponta do Pargo can be seen 26 Nautical Miles from shore.

2011-03-05 03-13 Madeira 362 Ponta do Pargo

Those who saw it from way out at sea included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Walter_V_R
  • Rob de Wolff
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Andy McConnell
  • Blaze
  • mehmet durmus

And after the hints:

  • Chris Nason
  • Declan Moore
  • David Kozina
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Robin
  • Jeather
  • JF

November 10th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #524 Hint

This one is pretty hard, so we are giving 3 hints:

1) Not the tallest, but has a much higher focal height.
2) We had to cut the copyright statement off of the image — it read “Image ©2017 SRES DRIGOT”
3) And yes, it continues the theme.

November 8th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 7 comments

Contest #524

#524

November 3rd, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments

Contest #523 – Storozhenskiy Lighthouse, Lake Lagoda, Russia

Storozhenskiy is among the tallest “traditional” lighthouses in the world. Built in 1911, this sits on the eastern side of Lake Lagoda. During the WW2 Siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Soviet forces held a portion of the western shore of the lake, and this became one of the only ways to get supplies into the city during the 4 years of the siege.

The lighthouse is accessable and, by contacting the operator, you can take these stairs to the top.

Those who found this site were:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • Jeather
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Blaze
  • mehmet durmus
  • Lance Finney
  • Gillian B
  • Andy McConnell
  • Chris Nason
  • Declan Moore
  • JF
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • rob de wolff

November 3rd, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | 2 comments

Contest #523 Hint

On a lake that became very important during a particularly long siege in the middle of the 20th century.

November 1st, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 9 comments