Lighthouse Models

 
Crooked River Lighthouse:
For just shy of 100 years the Crooked River Lighthouse stood as a beacon, guiding timber ships as well as local fishermen and oystermen through the treacherous pass between Dog and St. George Islands, along Florida's Panhandle.
Built in 1895, this iron and steel structure replaced the lighthouse on Dog Island, which was destroyed by a hurricane in 1873.
I constructed this scale model from scratch in 2008. It is made mainly from brass tubing.  It has a working, mechanically rotating light.  It is the hardest lighthouse model I have done.










PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE:
Completed in 1887, the 175 foot tall structure was built of over 1.25 million red bricks shipped from Baltimore, Maryland.
Designed by Francis Hopkinson Smith, a noted writer and engineer, it was declared by lighthouse inspectors to be "the most beautiful and best proportioned tower in the district."
The Lighthouse is still in use today as a working Lighthouse and Museum. It is located south of Daytona Beach, Florida.
I designed and completed this 1:80 scale model in 2001. It has a Microprocessor controlled, simulated rotating light.











 
Crooked River Lighthouse, Big:
This is a 7 foot model of the Crooked River Lighthouse, built from scratch, in 2012 using 1/2" PVC pipe and other plastic materials.  It has a simulated rotating light.








 




Boston Lighthouse:
Boston Light, called the "ideal American lighthouse" by historian Edward Rowe Snow, holds an honored place among American beacons. It was the first lighthouse built in North America, and the last to be automated (in 1998).
The first keeper, George Worthylake, illuminated the tower for the first time on September 14, 1716.
It is located on Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
This scale model was completed by myself in 2006 and features a working, mechanically rotating light..











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