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Cloudy Sunrise at Port Mahon Lighthouse

The Mahon Lighthouse was the fourth main lighthouse location in the state of Delaware. However, Port Mahon had five lighthouses constructed in it over the span...
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The Mahon Lighthouse was the fourth main lighthouse location in the state of Delaware. However, Port Mahon had five lighthouses constructed in it over the span of 75 years; the last design completed construction in 1903. The location was vital in helping the oyster boats and other ships navigate up the narrow channel of the Delaware river past the Joe Flogger Shoal just east of the mouth to the Mahon river. The lighthouse was once a 2 story wooden structure that was built on the bank of the river on top of screwpiles which allowed the tide to pass under the lighthouse. Like the previous four lighthouses in the Port Mahon this lighthouse had a short lived life. This lighthouse was only active for 46 years; the light was deactivated in 1949 because of the rapid rate of erosion of the shore line; Port Mahon Lighthouse was condemned in 1955 and was left to slowly rot away until a fire consumed the remaining wooden remnants of the once beautiful structure in 1984. All that remains today is the steel pillars (screwpiles) and a pile of bricks lying in the river that was once a fireplace.
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philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington March 26, 2014
Love the slow shutter speed to make the sea nice and smooth.And the composition of the seascape is spot on.Congrats
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PI_Photography March 30, 2014
Thank you Philip.
roselandry PRO
 
roselandry March 30, 2014
Totally fantastic image - Love it!
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PI_Photography March 30, 2014
Thank you Rose.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 March 31, 2014
WOW, what a shot!!
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JudyAnn March 31, 2014
Such a special composition and thank you for all the background info. I love lighthouses and have managed to photograph most of them on the California coast. The story is sad but your image is beautiful and a unique reminder of what was.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 01, 2014
love the long exposure .. smooth as silk !!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 05, 2014
SO purty and peaceful!
changezi
 
changezi April 09, 2014
nice
sarahmawer
 
sarahmawer April 09, 2014
love this...i know this sounds really abstract but it reminds mind of unwinding after a really hard day
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YvonneJeaK April 30, 2014
Wonderful. Voted
billythekid
 
billythekid January 04, 2015
Excellent image, and thank you for sharing the history of the lighthouse.
Stretton
 
Stretton January 04, 2015
Great long exposure, well done

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