Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo of the Day: Aerial view of Thacher Island Twin Lights


I took this photo of Cape Ann's famous twin lights on Thacher Island from a helicopter, piloted by Dale Hardy, in June 2002.

The Thacher Island Association had contracted Campbell Construction to renovate the assistant keeper's house near the south tower. Dale was hired to fly in supplies and to take debris off the island. I was lucky enough to get a ride along with Paul St. Germain of the Thacher Island Association.

This was among my most memorable lighthouse experiences. For more on Thacher Island, see lighthouse.cc/thacher/

Here's some video from that day:

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2 comments:

  1. Some really great footage there Jeremy, nice photograph too. I think I would be a bit too scared to go in a helicopter but I would love to see the New England lighthouses some day. Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. I love helicopters! I wish it wasn't so expensive to fly in them. So far, I've done about 6 flights. Small planes don't agree with me -- helicopters are much smoother and better for photography.

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