Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse a repost........

A “MY QUALITY TIME” & Our World Tuesday Post

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DSC_0012 Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the country second only to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.  READ MORE  or take a Virtual tour
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DSC_0106 High-quality glass Fresnel lenses were used in lighthouses, where they were considered state of the art in the late 19th and through the middle of the 20th centuries; most are now retired from service.  Lighthouse Fresnel lens systems typically include extra annular prismatic elements, arrayed in faceted domes above and below the central planar Fresnel, in order to catch all light emitted from the light source.  READ MORE
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DSC_0130 Linda says, “ Thanks for stopping by “My Quality Time” Joe Todd and I hope you enjoyed visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthose….. We sure did”
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How do lighthouse keepers communicate? Answer Shine language. What instrument did lighthouse keepers play? Answer: The fog horn. What did the ocean say to the lighthouse? Answer: Nothing; it just waved. Why did the man build his house out of balsa wood? Answer: He wanted to live in a lighthouse. What type of house weighs the least? Answer: A lighthouse.
Head Out On The Highway to the Ponce De Leon  Inlet Lighthouse







3 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it seems our post on the same place today. I love this information and images from inside the lighthouse. We did not have time to go up inside. You have some wonderful images. I like the views from the top of the lighthouse.
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful and historic lighthouse! I love the close-up shots of the light glass. Quite amazing!

Linda Gross said...

I remember this lighthouse from our visit to Florida many years ago. We never got to go inside. Thanks for the tour!