ITS OFFICIALLY FALL, Y’ALL!
There is not another place in the U.S. that screams fall more to me than in New England. It’s my favorite season, and one that we look forward to celebrating in January in Florida.
I’m currently inside my air-conditioning because I don’t feel like sweating the moment I walk outside.
I hope the weather is more pleasant where you are and your weekend is filled with some awesome fall activities!
I just re-posted some of my favorite things to do in New England on a Fall Road Trip, if you happen to be in New Hampshire to Maine this Fall, take a look!
Happy Equinox! Xo
The H. Lee White, fortunately this morning I had the opportunity to shoot this beautiful “self-unloading” bulk freighter. This beauty was the 3rd of 10 ships built under the provisions of title Xl of the Merchant Marine Act of 1970 for The American Steamship Co. Although a wonder to watch, you may need to watch your distance with her! She’s been known to run aground and get into other mishaps along the Great Lakes 🤪! - Bay of Green Bay, 7:05am 9.22.18
Watch Hill Lighthouse - Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Another rainy day and here I go again, chasing lighthouses ♥
The Watch Hill Lighthouse in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has served as a nautical beacon for ships since 1745, when the Rhode Island colonial government erected a watchtower and beacon during the French and Indian Warand Revolutionary War. The original structure was destroyed in a 1781 storm, and plans were discussed to build a new lighthouse to mark the eastern entrance to Fishers IslandSound and to warn mariners of a dangerous reef southwest of Watch Hill. President Thomas Jefferson signed an act to build the lighthouse in 1806, and construction was completed in 1807. The first lighthouse stood 35 feet (11 m) tall.
In 1827, a rotating light was installed to differentiate it from the Stonington Harbor Light in Connecticut. Erosion forced it to close in 1855 and move farther away from the bluff edge. The next lighthouse opened in 1856 and remains as the present structure, standing 45 feet (14 m) tall.
The steamer Metis crashed off Watch Hill in 1872, killing 130 people. In 1873, lighthouse keeper Captain Jared Starr Crandall was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for rescue operations involving the Metis. In 1879, Capt. Crandall's widow Sally Ann (Gavitt) Crandall became the first woman lighthouse keeper there. A United States Life-Saving Service station was built next to it where it operated until the 1940s, but it was destroyed in 1963.
In 1907, the steamer Larchmont collided with a schooner, killing 200 people four miles from the lighthouse. The Hurricane of 1938 caused severe damage to the structure. The Leif Viking ran aground a few hundred feet from it in 1962; there were no injuries, although the ship was stranded for nine days. The light was automated in 1986 and leased to the Watch Hill Lightkeepers Association.