Bean Rock light house, This picture was taken from the Pilot boat the morning before a cyclone.
This light has been guiding vessels of all sizes into Auckland harbour, NZ since1871.
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Lovely shot and love that sun on the top left.
the Pilot boat but still had to do three ships.
– Roy Massicks
There is a lighthouse near us called the Wyre light, which was almost identical to the one you have shown, unfortunately thee as a fire some years ago and it has been left in disrepair, I will show a piccie when o get chanceGreat shot by the way Roy
so sadly wood (would ) burns easily !!
Excellent, evocative shot of a very attractive structure. Nice job.
Interesting image. We have some screwpile lighthouses here in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland USA. …Hope
lifted off Bean Rock by a floating crane, legs and all. It was placed on a wharf, completely restored and returned to said rock.
A lovely shot!
Thank you Barbara. You wonder how the lighthouse keeper and allhis family managed to live in that tiny area.
Hi Roy, our lighthouse was all solid metal, apart from the house on the top, which is the bit that burn’t…Here’ is how it once looked Here is a link to some info on our lighthouse Wyre light
Jason, I may have misled you, Bean Rock also had metal legs and wooden house, but legs were set directly into the rock called BastionReef.
Very cool shot!
Comment greatly appreciated, Roy
Thanks and thank you for the favorite. You should have been out in the Pilot boat the next day – Bumpy !!
Fabulous quality of light & composition Roy, excellent shot sir :o)
Many thanks Robin – this was taken with my last film camera.
Oh, these look like the squaty light houses we have on the Cheaspeake Bay here in Maryland.. I didn’t realize other countries had them too.
Thank you for commenting Mary – yes, I was surprised when I first posted this photo to find just how many more of this type are scattered rounds the world. When I first joined the Auckland Harbour Board back in the late 1960’s one of our jobs was to service this lighthouse.