Lighthouse Cruise

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jun 5, 2007 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

I was on a lighthouse cruise yesterday. We went by my favorites – the Bug Light and Race Rock, and now I have a third – North Dumpling. I love lighthouses because of their stories, their link to history, and their place in the present. If our radar doesn’t work, we would rely on lighthouses the same as mariners 150 years ago.

We were on a 160′, state-of-the-art, wave-piercing catamaran and still managed to rock with the swells. I couldn’t stand up to zip up my jacket. One woman ended up very sick from a reaction to Dramamine and had to be evacuated to New London. Being in the midst of the fog, the rain, and the waves gave me a great respect for the people who plied these waters in sailboats and steamers large and small, and survived by their wits, courage and experience. Sometimes that wasn’t enough.

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2 Responses to “Lighthouse Cruise”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I love lighthouses. I have over 50 replicas at my place. I toured one in Minnesota which was wonderful. We romanticize about them, but it was a lonely and harsh life. Dianne

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Dianne, you’re right about the life and our romanticizing about them. I guess what I love about lighthouses–beside the fact each one is unique–is the simplicity of life combined with a sense of purpose. I didn’t realize how many lighthouse lovers there are out there! In addition to people from New York State, we also had passengers from New England, California and all of the Great Lakes states. Karen – PS – I keep a replica collection of all the lighthouses I have visited.

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