Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sepia Scenes #44



Welcome back to Sepia Scenes everybody!

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The photo above is of the Throgs Neck Light at Ft. Schuyler in the Bronx.

The skelatal tower to the right was built in 1986 which displays a fixed red light (Notice I colored in the red light).

For some very interesting information about the history of the Throgs Neck Lighthouse go here

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The need for a lighthouse at this point to mark the entrance to the East River was recognized. The land for the lighthouse was obtained by the State of New York in 1823, possibly through a condemnation procedure, and construction of the lighthouse commenced in 1826 under the direction of Timothy, Ezra, and Elisha Daboll. The remaining peninsula was purchased during the construction period with the plan to build a defensive fort at the strategic location.

The first lighthouse was completed in 1827, but less than a decade later, it and the original keeper’s dwelling were torn down during the construction of Fort Schuyler in 1835. Some stones from the buildings were used in the fort



This was the lighthouse in the 1890s. (from same perspective as my present photo)

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16 comments:

Marice said...

wow nice shot ;) mine is up :)

here

JunieRose2005 said...

Very nice!

I have mine up, too!!

Junie

foto CHIP said...

I can see the red light:)
Nice sepia shot!

Leora said...

Am I seeing right or does that lighthouse look small? The older one looks bigger, but still smaller than some I have seen.

I enjoyed the history lesson.

James said...

Very nice. I need to get some ocean air and see some lighthouses.

Mojo said...

Neat to see the original photo shot from the same angle. Really gives you the "Then-And-Now" theme.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I ALMOST posted a lighthouse today. ;-) It's in my archives and ready to go but for some strange reason I totally forgot about it till just now. What a goof I can be!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love lighthouses! They always seem to have such a fascinating history! Love this one in sepia!

Mo said...

You know I'm a sucker for old lighthouses and their stories.
I know that the scaffolding lights serve a purpose, but give me a vintage lighthouse tower any day!
Mine today is up late (sorry!) at It's A Blog Eat Blog World - another shot from the vintage car show of this past weekend. My pic is one of the few vintage trucks that were there that day, and I thought it made a great sepia-ized image.
Hope you enjoy!
Mo

kaye said...

interesting comparison, and I always enjoy the history behind your shot.
see my sepia scene & window views here Thanks!

napaboaniya said...

Nice capture of the lighthouse, I guess this is a different lighthouse from the postcard? :)

hip chick said...

I love your photo but I must say I like the older light house so much better than the new one.

@nemonen said...

I have a scene now. Your light house i lovely.

Jew Wishes said...

I like the contrasts of light in this beauty, and like the shadows.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Great shot! That second photo shows how it used to be. Thanks for sharing that! Mine is posted. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Carolyn Ford said...

Love the light house...they are addicting! Beautiful shot...