Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photo of the Day: Boston Light, Massachusetts

I had overlooked this photo and just found it as I was skimming through my files. This was taken in July 2004 during a cruise I was narrating for the Friends of Plum Island Light. I like the clarity and color, and the fact that you can see the second-order Fresnel lens pretty well.

Back when I lived in Winthrop, Mass., in the late '80s through the '90s, I often helped give tours of Boston Light for the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands. I haven't been on the island in several years now. I miss it, and it will always be one of my favorites.

Presentation on Feb. 25 in South Portland, Maine

I haven't been blogging as much lately, as I'm currently working a temporary full time job for the US Census. It's hard to squeeze all my lighthouse stuff, writing, photography, etc., into my spare time. I'll be making occasional posts when I get the chance.

This Thursday evening, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m, I'll be speaking in South Portland, Maine, on the lighthouses of Casco Bay (Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Halfway Rock, Ram Island Ledge, Spring Point Ledge, Portland Breakwater). The talk will be at the city hall council chambers at 25 Cottage Road, South Portland.

There are more details here.