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Thread: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

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    Default Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    There was an aritcle in the Daily Pilot News Paper this morning concerning The possible need of change for the navigation lights that rest on poles that are at the ends of the two Newport Harbor Entrance Jetties.

    It seems that some local residents would like to see more than bare poles with lights on top to grace the entrance to Newport Harbor. My friend Michael Lawler feels that some nautical statuary might grace the rock work depicting Posiden or Father Neptune. My own feeling is that, since New York Harbor has The Statue of Liberty to grace Ellis Island that we should have something that would attract more tourist trade here. After all, the writer of the article states that Newport Harbor is one of the most famous boating places in the world for boaters to enjoy!

    My own feeling is that if such notoriety is needed to increase the amount of visitors that wish to jamb up traffic and crowd the bay with more water traffic then, we should erect a truly formidable statue at the harbor entrance that spans the entrance waters between the two jetties! It could be akin to to a second Colossus of Rhodes with Posidin standing with one foot on the West jetty and the other placed on the East! What a thrill to sail under such a colossal work of art, a nude Posiden holding a shield and trident! What an attraction it could be!
    Jay
    a copy of the article can be seen here. https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-...110-story.html
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 01-12-2019 at 12:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    How about something like this? The Argonath

    You could even have them play the soundtrack instead of a horn when it is foggy!




    Appropriate to the WBF, there are images of faering having passed them already!

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    Imagine the, " No Wake," sign hung around Isildur's neck: compliance would be practically guaranteed!

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    Kevin
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    While I'm a huge fan of the Argonath, On the Bodensee there is this:
    Heute ist so ein schöne Tag...

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    Can I quote you guys on this? The LA Times posted it to day. I think we should help the editor of the Times and the Daily Pilot as well as the city council of Newport Beach as much as possible with input and advice for this project!
    Jay

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    Ummm...a nude Poseiden?

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    I'm thinking more along these lines. The big guy decides who gets in and who does not.

    -Dave

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    Did you say Posiden or Putin…………….?

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    Default Re: Newport Beach CA may change harbor entrance navigation lights

    I think Dave has the right idea! On weekends the guest anchorage overflows.
    It sounds like Posiden has the vote so far!
    Jay

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