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Guess the Architecture! for 3/14/2017

Posted March 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this building?

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03/14/2017 3:37 PM

Thomas Point Shoal, Chesapeake Bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Point_Shoal_Light

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03/14/2017 5:16 PM

Haha, you're getting tooo good at this....

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03/14/2017 6:47 PM

You know what? I have learned a lot from you..... I know I am good at searching the net, sometimes I just sit back and watch a master... Anything positive I get from a respected member of CR4, I take to heart. You are respected in my book, and I thank you for any positive remarks. You put me on the right track with the light house, it was hard to find which light house, but I think I got lucky. I am giving you a G.A. just for the positive remark.

Plus, I can't do this at work, My home internet speed is 10 times faster than work. If I tried searching this at work, I would still be at searching a house on slanted stilts...

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03/14/2017 9:02 PM

What is known as a screw pile lighthouse. Pretty familiar to us folks in the Chesapeake Bay area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw-pile_lighthouse

You can visit one at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvert_Marine_Museum

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03/14/2017 11:21 PM

It's even more impressive to sail by on a sunny day.

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03/15/2017 11:32 AM

LMGTFY - is that how you knew it, or did you simply recognize it?

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03/15/2017 12:04 PM

I googled hexagonal light house on stilts, found one similar but on a dock, paint colors were the same, it was in Chesapeake Bay. I then googled all Chesapeake Bay lighthouses until I found it.

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03/14/2017 5:10 PM

No.

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03/15/2017 12:21 PM

Ahem...that is not a lighthouse, nor is it a Lite House. It is not even a Bud Lite house.

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03/15/2017 4:57 PM

Now wait a minute... When you are in orbit with that, you feel pretty "Light", while you are in space, that is effectively your "house".

So in a sense, Slack can call it a light house. It's just not the light house in Chesapeake Bay.

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03/15/2017 9:07 PM

OK, where is this house ?

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03/16/2017 12:05 AM

On the planet Earth. Or do we have to be more specific?

I do see a coconut palm so that dispels that wingbeats of a swallow thing.

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03/16/2017 6:01 AM

I've rifled through all my files, but, it's still a mystery, I'm not going to take a shot at it.

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03/16/2017 9:23 AM

Winchester house in San Francisco? Been there, toured that, very interesting.

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03/16/2017 9:51 AM

Apparently, my bearings were off that day, but I got the general region right, now didn't I?

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03/16/2017 9:15 AM

It's a mystery to me...

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03/16/2017 9:21 AM

("GA") ... ya beat me to it ...

though you mighta been more specific:

"San Jose", perhaps?

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03/16/2017 2:04 PM

Some sort of ''steam punk'' Martian landing craft?...

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03/16/2017 8:39 PM

Randall gets a big tip of the ten gallon hat ; as the Orange county Register's, trouble shooter used to say.

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03/16/2017 9:47 PM

gallon ... galun ... galen ...??? Is it not actually a Spanish term, long since bastardized, like so much of our language nowadays???

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03/17/2017 10:12 AM

You are thinking about Spanish Galeon:

of which many were lost at sea full of doubloons.

Etymology of Gallon: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French galon, from the base of medieval Latin galleta, galletum ‘pail, liquid measure,’ perhaps of Celtic origin. So please do be careful not to sling spit beyond the pail.

Doubloon: from French doublon or its source, Spanish doblón, from doble ‘double’ (so named because the coin was worth double the value of a pistole). And all along, I thought doubloons were Dutch coinage.

Just what about taking up a term into common usage makes it a bastard? No parentage?

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03/17/2017 11:15 AM

"Sorry", but: "No", I was not thinking of sailing warships...

[did you not read the link...?]

... and ... bastardization of our (American/English) language is becoming a veritable sport nowadays ... even being taught in some of our schools, under the same guise as "inclusiveness/solidarity", etc. Pick somewhere, anywhere, to begin...

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03/17/2017 11:38 AM

Is that because all the children are born out of wedlock these days? No more Holy, pretty much means no more Holy Matrimony.

OK then tan galun to you too!

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I graciously accept that compliment ...

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03/20/2017 11:15 AM

JPool nailed it this week with his guess of the Thomas Point Shoal Light, a lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, MD. The lighthouse is the last Chesapeake Bay screw-pile structure in its original site. The University of Maryland defines a screw-pile light house as a structure “perched on iron piles or stilts that were screwed into the sea floor.” This particular structure is a hexagonal 1 ½ story building, with the lantern rising out of the center of the building.

The lighthouse went into service on November 27, 1875 to replace a light on the shore at Thomas Point at the entrance to the South River. You can see the full timeline, provided by the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society, here. The light and fog signal are still active. This was the last staffed lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, but it is now automated.

Historic Images (Lighthouse in 1885, Lighthouse in 1928, Crewmen lowering Boston Whaler from station in 1968) from LighthouseFriends.com

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