Painted Barnegat Lighthouse
Photograph - Epson Lustre Paper
It has been five years since this image was update and in it's current form my best seller by far. I have added the oil paint app to the image to lend added texture.
This digitally painted accent piece will please any collector or anyone with an eye for color and texture. The oil paint processing technique lends additional tone and texture to the image and is best seen enlarged. Hold your cursor over the image until the square box is presented then click to enlarge the spot.
BARNEGAT INLET~ATLANTIC OCEAN
North End Long Beach Island, NJ
Winslow Lewis built the first sentinel on New Jersey’s Barnegat Inlet in 1835. This figure held the patent on the Argand lamp and parabolic reflector system used on the early lights in the US until the middle 1850’s. The original light, only 45 feet high, lasted only 20 years and was replaced in 1859 by the current 163-foot tower. One ships captain described the initial light as “Indifferent...and indistinguishable from another ship’s light in poor weather”.
Lieutenant George Meade, a lighthouse board inspector and in 1863 the commander of the Army of the Potomac, was the whistle blower on the crumbling first tower’s inadequacies. He pointed out that the initial structure was nothing more than an inlet light at a location that deserved better. Meade felt that the location called for a major light and insisted that a first order Fresnel lamp be installed to guide ships at sea. The keeper lit the big lens on January 1, 1859.
August 25th, 2019
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