When the torch was illuminated on the evening of the statue's dedication, it produced only a faint gleam, barely visible from Manhattan. Bartholdi suggested gilding the statue to increase its ability to reflect light, but this proved too expensive. The United States Lighthouse Board took over the Statue of Liberty in 1887 and pledged to install equipment to enhance the torch's effect; in spite of its efforts, the statue remained virtually invisible at night. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt, once a member of the New York committee, ordered the statue's transfer to the War Department, as it had proved useless as a lighthouse. (Wikipedia)
|Lighthouses of Menorca|
I have never met Lady Liberty, but I have seen all the lighthouses on Menorca island! Postcard sent by Bruno (PC).
Fischland-Darß-Zingst is a peninsula in the north of Germany. You can find there the Darßer Ort lighthouse. I love the colours on this postcard sent by Burkhard (Germany).
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