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Hurricane Igor - Point Judith - Rhode Island *featured by Jack McCabe

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Big waves hit the shore line this week after Igor skirted off the coast and toward the great Atlantic Ocean. Crowds of curious Rhode Islander’s headed down the point to see the great wave action. This is the site of the Coast Guard Station and Point Judith Lighthouse.

The terrible dangers and lost lives in that part of the ocean, and loss of ships in this area, influenced the decision to build a railroad from Stonington Connecticut to Providence Rhode Island in the 19th century which is now part of the North East Corridor railroad for Amtrak.

Featured In Post Card Styles 2010.09.25

Over the years, even with the presence of a lighthouse at Point Judith, many ships have met their end on its shoals. A partial list includes the Normandy (1864), American Eagle (1870), Acusionet (1870), Venus (1877), Cucktoo (1882), Harry Barry (1888), Anita (1888), Mars (1892), Blue Jay (1896), Amanda E. (1902), and the Comet (1973), among many others. In 1855 alone, at least sixteen ships either ran aground or were wrecked within sight of the light station.

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JPM 2010.09.20
Leica V Lux 1

  1. Focal length 22.8
  2. F 7.1
  3. Exposure 1/400

University of Rhode Island, BFA.
Studied at Rhode Island School of Design and
S.U.N.Y. Purchase.
Major: Film
Proficent in printmaking, drawing, painting, pen & ink, poetry, calligraphy, and other stuff.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    wonderful image!

  • Spoken by an expert! Thanks Scott ;)

    – Jack McCabe

  • John Linton
    John Lintonover 4 years ago

    M A G N I F I C E N T !

  • Simplicity does it, right John?
    Thanks for commenting.

    – Jack McCabe

  • Harv Churchill
    Harv Churchillover 4 years ago

    Great shot, theme! Well done, sir!

  • Nice to meet you, and thanks for the nice comment!

    – Jack McCabe

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks again Audrey!

    – Jack McCabe

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 4 years ago

    Your work stood out, so we featured it!!! Thanks for being a member of Post Card Style!!

    There is something so special about this. I love just seeing the small out building and the base of the light house. I can feel it looming above. Great shot!!

  • You have an eye for the insinuated subject! Kudos!
    I also love that shadow carving a swath of the grassy knoll.
    Appreciate the honor, and your complimentary comments as well.

    – Jack McCabe

  • Cathy O. Lewis
    Cathy O. Lewisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Jack! I agree with Elizabeth, love the little building at the base of the lighthouse, like you I love the shadow that hints at the height of the lighthouse, love the waves and spray…can almost smell that ocean air :-D I also really enjoyed reading all the info in the description!

  • Appreciate your thoughtful comments. Nice to know folks actually read those side descriptions :)

    – Jack McCabe

  • Dan McKenzie
    Dan McKenzieover 4 years ago

    Good job, Jack!!! Congrats! Beautiful image. The base of the light house is quite intriguing and leaves the viewer longing to see more just as the presence of the small building does for the ocean waves. The waves on either side are just a tease leaving you to wonder whats behind the building. Love it.

  • Thanks Dan, very astute observations!
    A blend of simplicity and mystery.

    – Jack McCabe

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    Great Work ..!!

  • Thank you sir!

    – Jack McCabe

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Matt!

    – Jack McCabe

  • gerrycyr
    gerrycyrabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you sir!

    – Jack McCabe

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