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A Close-Up & Inside View of

Halfway Rock Lighthouse

 

 
 

Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

A close-up look at the light's

stalwart exterior construction

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

The lighthouse is equipped with

 a Vega VRB-25 main optic and a 300mm lantern (upside down) emergency beacon

 

 
 

Wooden boat ramp

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

 

Looking down from the lantern at the concrete helicopter pad (left) and wooden boat ramp

 
 

Looking down on the wood building used by keepers for extra living space (left) and the

one-time concrete containment for

diesel fuel

Looking down on the wood building used by keepers

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

  

 
 

Keeper's quarters

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.   

A view of the cramped shower facilities on the second floor of the wooden keeper's dwelling

 

Keeper's quarters

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

A closet located at the top of the staircase on the second floor of the two-story former keeper's dwelling

 

 
 

Interior of Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

  

Remnants of what appears to have served as an office or living room space for the lightkeepers

 
 

With space at a premium, even the kitchen area inside the wooden dwelling was narrow and cramped

Keeper's quarters

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

  

 
 

Keeper's quarters

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

Looking down the hallway

inside the second floor of the former wooden keeper's

dwelling attached to the tower

 

Interior of Halfway Rock Light

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

Steel doors like the one pictured

here are located on different

levels throughout the tower

 
 

Interior of Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

 

Looking down on

 one of the confining

circular rooms inside

 the tower...moisture

has impacted this specific level

 
 

A view of another interior level inside

the tower with flaking paint littering the floor

Interior of Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

 

 
 

Interior of Halfway Rock

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

 

Keepers did not have

 the privilege of having large windows to let in the natural light in

since the structure was prone to being struck mountainous seas

 
 

Interior of Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

A view of a section of cast-iron staircase leading from one

level to another

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.     

Looking down the cast-iron

staircase, with paint peeling from

the interior brick wall and off

the cast-iron staircase itself

 

 
 

Interior of Halfway Rock Light

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.   

 A view of the pedestal that

once supported the light's

 third order Fresnel lens

 

Fog signal on Halfway Rock Light

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.    

Halfway Rock Light is equipped with a main and emergency

array of FA/232 fog signals

 
 

Halfway Rock Lighthouse

Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.                             

A frontal view of the two-story wooden

dwelling attached to the light tower,

with the beacon's solar panels seen

 to the right

 

 
       
       
 

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