IN THE TANK – CLIMATE “CONTRARIANS” BLACKLISTED?
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" 1905. Active; focal plane 74 m (243 ft); flashing light, white, red or green depending on direction. 70 m (230 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. ... The light marks the west side of the entrance to the southernmost bay of the lake, leading to the Neva entrance. Located on a headland near the southwestern corner of the lake near Kokorevo, about 50 km (30 mi) northeast of St. Petersburg."It's supposedly the eight-tallest "traditional" lighthouse in the world, however that is defined. While the Lighthouse Directory says it's 243 feet, Wikipedia says it's only 230 feet tall. It was also an important landmark for people desperate enough to escape across the lake during the Siege of Leningrad.
"1862. Active; focal plane 129 m (423 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 14 m (46 ft) square cylindrical tower, painted red with white trim; lantern white. Clamshell Fresnel lens in use."Cool, another lighthouse still using a Fresnel lens. I like that.
|Choptank River Lighthouse, Cambridge, MD (Replica)|
|Middle Bay Lighthouse, Mobile Bay, AL (active)|
|Roanoke River Lighthouse, NC (historical photo)|
|Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, Baltimore, MD (historical exhibit)|
|Thomas Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, MD (active)|
"The Cumans, also known as Polovtsians, were a Turkic nomadic people comprising the western branch of the Cuman–Kipchak confederation. After the Mongol invasion (1237), many sought asylum in the Kingdom of Hungary, as many Cumans had settled in Hungary, the Second Bulgarian Empire, and Anatolia before the invasion.
Related to the Pecheneg, they inhabited a shifting area north of the Black Sea and along the Volga River known as Cumania, where the Cuman–Kipchaks meddled in the politics of the Caucasus and the Khwarezm Empire. The Cumans were fierce and formidable nomadic warriors of the Eurasian steppe who exerted an enduring impact on the medieval Balkans. They were numerous, culturally sophisticated, and militarily powerful."Here's a picture of two Cuman warriors on horseback, from this article about the Cumani (which is another way to pluralize their name, I guess).