Range Lights

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Comments (8)

Marilyn Whiteley on July 15, 2008

The Baileys Harbor lighthouse proved ineffective, and so in 1869 this set of range lights was build. When sailors lined up the buildings by day or the lights by night, they knew that they could sail a safe course into the harbor.

Madidi on July 16, 2008

Hi Marilyn: nice shot of the lights. Wonderfully elaborate buildings for so functional a purpose: we had similar lights at the local port where I grew up but they were not as imposing and sadly long gone as the port no longer has a commercial use.

Very best regards,


Marilyn Whiteley on July 16, 2008

I'm glad you like the photo and understand the use of the lights!

Best wishes, Marilyn

Tony Reid on July 17, 2008

Thanks for the background, Marilyn.

Cheers, Tony

Shots for July Vote

Eva Kaprinay on July 17, 2008


Madidi on July 17, 2008

They were known as 'leading' lights then Marilyn and always a welcome sight when you approached the harbour in poor light or low water.

Regards, Séan.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2008

Thank you, Tony and Eva, and for the further comment, Séan. Here I believe the channel looks wide, but there are some hidden problems.

Greetings, Marilyn

Larry Workman QIN on February 10, 2009

Thanks for the link to these photos Marilyn. The buildings are indeed very interesting structures.

Linked from Here.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 15, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/07/15 12:09:20
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 11.47mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash