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Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:31 pm
by fonixmunkee
Incredible shot from the camera right now:
lastsnap.jpg

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:55 pm
by fonixmunkee
The Rock of Ages camera is offline for the rest of the season. We've got some good lessons-learned to try and improve it for next year. Stay tuned!

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 pm
by Ingo
Thanks Fonix for all your efforts! Both on the lighthouse and camera.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
by Midwest Ed
Ingo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Thanks Fonix for all your efforts! Both on the lighthouse and camera.
I second the notion.

I'd be glad to help solve or work on the issues you've faced. PM or email me if more appropriate.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:03 am
by fonixmunkee
Sorry to keep bumping this thread, but I don't want to start a new post just for this:

The report for the 2018 Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration work is available here. It's a good wrap-up of what we accomplished in this year's short work season. I think it sounds like it wasn't a lot of hard work, but rest assured...it was.

This is such an incredible experience to be part of this effort.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:08 am
by Midwest Ed
It sure looks like a lot was accomplished. The amount of effort required I'm sure depends on skill and experience. It would have been a lot of hard work for me.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 pm
by fonixmunkee
I got around to dumping the rest of the images from the webcam at the lighthouse over the past year. When it had power, it was able to capture an image every five minutes and compile them into an animated GIF. Check them out below. Specifically, the animation for the 15th of July and the 30th of July...they are incredible. If these ones in particular could be sped up, you'll be blown away. The one on the 15th has a storm coming in towards the end *and* you can see the light come on. The one for the 30th lets you really see the reef stretching out toward the east, and you can quickly see the shadow of the light trace across the water.

I highly recommend setting the image speed to "4x" when you click the links...
Other days:
Sadly, we've received a request from the Park Service to stop putting the webcam up in the lighthouse, so this is all we will be able to enjoy from the light...until you can come and visit it yourself in 2020...

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:01 pm
by johnhens
Any idea of plans for 2019? Work to be done?

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:23 pm
by fonixmunkee
johnhens wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Any idea of plans for 2019? Work to be done?
We sure do. We'll be finishing up the four floor (kitchen) and moving onto the next floor on the list. Work starts in July. Interested? :D

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:23 pm
by Tom
fonixmunkee wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Sadly, we've received a request from the Park Service to stop putting the webcam up in the lighthouse
This befuddles me. Sure, there is probably some small print somewhere in the government bureaucratic contract that precludes putting a camera on government property without some ridiculous approval step, but I'm personally stymied on the reason they would choose to enforce it.
In this case, a group of volunteers is restoring an amazing landmark of historical significance, one that has been outside the budgeting capacity of the US Govt. They raise funds, solicit volunteers, and do the work. As a part of that, they have a webcam that draws interest (and action) from their community.

Yep. I could see why that's a threat. That or maybe you could see Canada and enemies of the country could tell there is no wall. :wink:

Thanks for the effort and images, Fonix! Worth it while they arrived. I may see if I have a volunteer shift in me in the coming year or two!