This little lighthouse structure was seen during the Lighthouse Cruise. It adorns the estate where they flimed part of "Meet Joe Black." Many of Newport's Mansions have been featured in films. Ah...perhaps next year's theme?
I used many sources to find the lighthouses. Some I stumbled upon, others I sought out. I used the Internet to find most of them and road maps to find others. Yes, some of the lighthouses are marked on maps. But, not all of the marked "Lights" are lighthouses. [As we shall see in a later post.] And not all of the lighthouses are on the map. When I first started this project, I looked for a "Lighthouse Map" but could find none. I have a Treasure Map and Ghost Map for Cape Cod, but no Lighthouse Map. I have toyed with the idea of making one. I've also considered writing a "walking guide" to the lighthouses. Who knows what may come of all this? But, I must admit that I enjoyed finding them. It was somewhat like a scavenger hunt. There were many locals who didn't even know they lived near a lighthouse. I asked one woman about a lighthouse in Hyannis. She said she lived there for 10 years and there were no lighthouses in Hyannis. I was not deterred. About a half hour later, I found it. It was small. It was on private property. But, it was there. And you will soon see a picture of this non-existent lighthouse. Sometimes it pays to dig deeper.
Posted by BlueWolf on August 6, 2005 06:33 PM