Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 30, 1891
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WILL PHOTOGRAPH THE LIGHTHOUSES
The lighthouse tender Marigold will leave Detroit July 3, with a supply of coal for all the fog-signal stations in the eleventh district. All of the lighthouses will, as usual, be inspected by Commander Heyerman. Incidentally, he will take along a photographic apparatus and, if possible, will photograph every lighthouse and adjacent lighthouse property in the district. The Lighthouse Board intends to illustrate the blue book, to be issued in time for the opening of navigation in 1892, as fully as possible with all the lighthouses owned by the Untied States. In this year's book there will be twelve illustrations in the first district and twenty-four in the second. The third, fourth and fifth are already preparing photographs for the purpose. The object of these illustrations is to assist the mariners in the interpretations of the sailing directions printed in the book, and the pictures of the houses will be taken from the deck of the tender upon entering or leaving the regular ship channel of the port or harbor, so that the lights may be shown in the illustration exactly as they appear to the master under similar circumstances. They are to be sufficiently comprehensive in details to enable one light to be easily distinguished from another by the characteristics of the buildings, tower, bluffs, adjoining buildings, etc.
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- June 30, 1891
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- Dave Swayze
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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