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In 2015 it took months to landscape our yard with saltwater friendly ornamental grasses. For vacation we drove through Nova Scotia and fixed our alternator trouble before taking another ferry to Newfoundland. After the rainy beginning and then tire trouble we had a great time. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has beautiful landscapes and awesome lighthouses. We met up with our friends from Florida and Indiana at some lighthouses. We were on several car ferries and a few private boat charters. We had full 18 hour days and loved it all. Our next trip was along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec similar to last year. We saw many day markers with our friends. We couldn't use their boat this year due to issues. We've now photographed 1,542 lighthouses.
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Us at Cape Bonavista in Newfoundland, Canada
In early 2014, about one and a half years after Hurricane Sandy we raised our home higher up. It took several months of construction to make our home safer from future flood waters. Finally we took well deserved vacation to Quebec, Canada. Four times our new friends took us out on their 17 foot boat for some of those off-shore lights. Who knew the St. Lawrence River tides were similar to the Bay of Fundy tides? The tour to the beautiful Brandy Pot lighthouse was a highlight for all of us. Awesome to share part of our trip with dedicated lighthouse hunters like us. Once alone again we finally drove to the striped Pointe des Monts light. Then after eleven years we finally returned to the Gaspe Peninsula. We've now photographed 1,378 lighthouses.
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Us at Haut Fond Prince in Quebec, Canada
It took us nine months to rebuild our home and lives after Hurricane Sandy hit us on October 29, 2012. In the summer of 2013 we drove up to Ontario to see Gravenhurst Narrows and Cecebe Lake. Then we headed west to Grand Portage, MN and boarded a boat to Isle Royale, MI. Our experience to see our four final MI lights would have been better if it wasn't for the fog. At least it cleared up enough to finally see Rock of Ages, Rock Harbor, Passage Island and Menagerie Island. In the fall we headed south to see four new lights in DE, MD, VA, SC. This was part of the trip we planned to do last fall but had to cancel. We had great weather for these lighthouses and for the charter boat to the Georgetown light. We've now photographed 1,284 lighthouses.
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Us at Choptank River Replica in MD
In early Spring 2012 we went to Upper NY to get on a 5 hour charter with a friend seeing Galloo Island, Main Duck Island, Pigeon Island and East Charity Shoal. We also rented a boat for an Ontario range light. For our summer vacation we and 3 friends chartered several unique boats in Ontario. We saw almost all of the off-shore lighthouses in Canada's Lake Superior. We were very lucky because we had calm seas and great weather except for a day with fog. It was great to share the adventure and the cost with them. Once back on our own we chartered a boat to the 14 Mile Point light. Unfortunately on October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed our town with 7 feet of water. We had to rebuild half our home. We've photographed 1,273 lighthouses.
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Us at East Charity Shoal in Upper NY
For two Spring weekends in 2011 we were on two boat trips. One with NELL in Upper NY seeing 7 repeats and 2 new lighthouses and one with the NJLHS for repeat Delaware Bay lights. Then we returned to the Great Lakes and Canada's Georgian Bay to get on 15 boats in 17 days seeing 29 new lights. Four of those days were with the GLLKA group on the Keweenaw Star. Next was a week in Maine getting on six boat trips for the rest of the far off-shore lighthouses. We were also in New Brunswick and Ontario, Canada for a day each before our single day cruise with GLLKA in Lake Erie. Then in early October we went on an ALF cruise finally seeing Tarpaulin Cove bringing us to 1,251 photographed.
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Us at Bustard Rocks in Ontario, Canada
Spring 2010 we were on 2 boat trips to complete Maryland. Then we went to the Great Lakes to get on 14 boats and one charter plane in 17 days. We had a fantastic time with GLLKA on the 4 day Keweenaw Star cruise. Only 1 of the 2 weeks in California were for us. We were on 5 boats and the boat to the Farallon Islands let us see a new light. We loved the private charter plane to photograph the hard to reach Point Conception lighthouse. What beautiful cliffs from the air! Late summer we took 8 days in Ohio, Upper New York, Vermont and Long Island getting on 5 boats. We saw 6 new lights bringing us to 1,208 photographed.

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Us at Harbor Beach in Michigan
For three snow covered days in early 2009 we braved the -11° wind chill in ME, NH, and MA. The blue sky and snow made a beautiful mini trip. After a long knee replacement recovery we decided to ventured out with a few day boat trips in New England. A few weeks in the summer were spent traveling, mostly by boats, around most of the Great Lake states. Then a scorching two day boat trip down in MD and VA. A return trip to the Great Lakes for several more boat trips and a four day cruise with GLLKA. What a great year for boating. We've now photographed 1,176 lighthouses.

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Us at Portland Head in Maine
In the winter of 2008 we bought a Nikon D300 SLR camera with an 18-200 mm lens. In the spring we headed down south to get on more boat trips. We had a successful trip in VA, NC, SC, and GA. The summer we spent 2 great weeks in Ontario, Canada lighthouse hunting. Then we were vendors at the Mid-Coast Maine Lighthouse Challenge. Our fall trip was in New Brunswick, Canada. We also were vendors at the Maryland Lighthosue Challenge and New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge. We've now photographed 1,136 lighthouses.

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Us at Windmill Point in Ontario, Canada
In the spring of 2007 we took a week long trip to revisit the south. We went to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We had fun! Then in the summer we were all over the northern east coast; NY, VT, NH, ME, Canada, DE, and VA. We rented a small plane for two hours while in Trenton, Maine so we could see 14 lighthouses from the air. It was very exciting because two of them were new ones for us. For the early fall we revisited MD, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, and ME. We got on more boat trips that we weren't able to get on in the summer. Another great year for us!!

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Us at Head Harbor in New Brunswick, Canada
In the spring of 2006 we had 2 days on Long Island, NY. We went to California and Oregon during the summer. We had to go to a Postal Union Conference in Las Vegas. No lighthouses there and boy was it hot!! We got to see the beautiful red rocks of the Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon. We even took a helicopter ride to see the west rim of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Las Vegas strip. For the fall we went back to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. We got on 2 great boat trips too.

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Us at Fire Island in New York
We went on 3 totally different trips in 2005. We went to Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Alaska, British Columbia, The Yukon, Canada, Washington including the San Juan Islands, Oregon, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Wisconsin and Michigan. The Alaska/Washington trip was intense! We were on 10 jets, 5 float or wheel planes, 2 ferries, 2 boats, 2 skiffs and a kayak. Ah, a nice relaxing vacation! Ha, ha, ha.

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Us at Lightship Columbia in Oregon
We went on 3 different trips in 2004. We went to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Hawaii (5 islands), Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, New Hampshire, and Maine. Boy, getting the Nikon digital camera has made all the difference for me. I take 25-80 shots of each lighthouse now. The quality is just great!

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Us at Diamond Head in Hawaii
We went on 3 different trips in 2003. We went to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, British Columbia, Canada, Washington, Oregon, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, Canada. This year we were really all over the North American map. We had a great time driving around and flying over to the west coast. We love the west coast and the fantastic scenery. We enjoy their rocky ocean views much more than our east coast ocean views.

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Us at Mulkiteo in Washington
We went on 3 different trips in 2002. We went to Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, California, Oregon, and Ontario, Canada. We were all over the map this year. With each trip we are becoming more experienced. We still had so much to learn and we never knew how far we would come in the future.

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Us at Point Arena in California
We went on 2 different trips in 2001. We went to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. September 11, 2001 was a horrible day for the world. Days later began our vacation. During our fall trip our car broke while in lower Michigan and we had to rent the only vehicle available, a big van. It was amazing to see so many American flags flying while we drove across the states. We're very proud to be Americans! Weeks later my life was turned upside down again with the sudden passing of my loving and fun younger sister, Diana.

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Us at Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner in Michigan
We went on 2 different trips in 2000. We went to New Jersey (our home state), New York and Nova Scotia, Canada. The rocks at Peggy's Cove were just amazing and so fun to play on! Here at this Post Office you can purchase a postcard, write it out and send it from here. There's a Peggy's Cove logo that covers your stamp when it gets canceled. COOL!

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Us at Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada
We went on 2 different trips in 1999. We went to Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. We enjoy traveling around our beautiful country seeing what each state has to offer. We visited as many as we could and got lost many times. We were still new at this. We know we will become more experienced and learn to plan better.

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Us in Maine
We went on 2 different trips in 1998. We went to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. These were our first trips in the United States looking for lighthouses. Even a year later we kept forgetting to take shots of ourselves in front of a lighthouse.

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Looking for a photo
In the fall of 1997 we went to New Brunswick, Canada for our first official lighthouse trip. Boy, we weren't as prepared as we should have been. We weren't even on-line yet. We got a real eye opener and learned from our mistakes. I don't think we took any pictures of us while at a lighthouse. If we did we would use an edge of a table or a boulder because we would forget the tripod in the car. Like I said, we were very inexperienced back then. We had a blast and know we will do this for years to come.

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Looking for a photo
For our 1996 vacation we went to Nova Scotia, Canada because we heard it was a beautiful place to visit. We saw around 20 lighthouses kind of by accident. We really enjoyed the lighthouses and hunting them out. This is when we realized lighthouses were cool. It was from then that we decided to have all of our vacations revolve around lighthouses and lightships. For years our vacations consisted of working around the house, camping and sailing. Much cheaper this way.

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Us at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada

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