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Newport News Middle Ground Light 3d printed

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Newport News Middle Ground Light 3d printed
Newport News Middle Ground Light 3d printed

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Newport News Middle Ground Light

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3D printed in pinkish red, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
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Newport News Middle Ground Light is a lighthouse situated in the midst of the busy shipping lanes off the coast ofl Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA. It is the oldest caisson lighthouse in Virginia.
The need for a lighthouse to be built at Newport News Middle Ground Shoal was first proposed by the US Lighthouse Board in its annual report of 1887. On April 15, 1891, the lighthouse began working for the first time.
The lighthouse has five levels, beginning with a basement in the top of the caisson; the main level, which contained most of the living space; the next level up originally housed equipment, and above this is the watchroom, featuring an iron floor and tongue-and-groove walls. An iron ladder ascends through the ceiling of the watchroom, leading to the octagonal lantern room.

Newport News Middle Ground Lighthouse originally had a fog bell, which was struck twice every fifteen seconds when necessary. The caisson was initially painted black and the tower brown, but today the entire lighthouse is red.

When the lighthouse was automated in 1954, the characteristic of the light was changed to a white flash every six seconds and the fog bell was subsequently rung just once every fifteen seconds, instead of twice.
In 2005, the lighthouse was auctioned off on an online site for the disposal of government property. Though sold at auction, Newport News Middle Ground Lighthouse remains an active aid to navigation, and its new owner is required to provide safe access to the Coast Guard to service the beacon.

The Billingsley and Gonsoulin families have renovated the lighthouse and use it as a holiday home.

Many thanks to http://www.lighthousefriends.com for information on the history of the lighthouse.
Thanks also to http://www.middlegroundlight.com for the detailed drawings.
  
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