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[quote=duffy2009] ... actually there seems to be no standard ... some have lights going clockwise and some go counterclockwise (anti-clockwise). Sort of like horse racing ... in the US the races are counterclockwise and many other parts of the world the races are clockwise. I think in Austraila many lighthouses are clockwise but not all. Some stuff from Google ... Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Webcam Nightime brings views of the light sweeping anti-clockwise, flashing every 20 seconds. ... It is a sealed-beam light, mounted on gearless revolving pedestal, ... input and being sealed in a vacuum these do not deteriorate or tarnish. ---------------------- Lighthouses of Alderney (Channel Islands) Depicted on Postcards ... In 1834 the three revolving lights (which were not synchronised and ... In contrast to most lighthouses the optics rotate in an anti-clockwise direction. ---------------------- The Swan Island Lighthouse Sep 23, 2003 ... The lantern revolves in an anti-clockwise direction, and along with a Victorian light are believe to be only ones in the southern hemisphere to turn this way. ... so as I said earlier, there seems to be no particular standard of one direction or the other. I guess that decision was left to what the locals wanted or the lighthouse buider or mariners wanted. Now as to this particular lighthouse in Maine ... I really don't know which direction the light really goes ... I only saw it in the daytime and didn't take notice or ask at the time. I guess that's a good reason to head back to Maine one day, a "fact finding mission" vacation. I like (prefer) the counterclockwise direction myself. ... Perhaps disrupted, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could also make the lighthouse throbber go clockwise and then people can choose which ever direction they like. Hate to put that on you disrupted ... but maybe people from "down under" and other places would like a clockwise direction, if that's the direction lighthouse lights revolve where they live.[/quote]
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