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gr -

Must be a high floor if you can see 200 miles to my house.

Gordo -

Not bad at all. Too bad the weather has been so overcast and gloomy of late.

Alan -

Piece of cake. The record is well over 600 miles. I just need to find a calculator that figures out what is the elevation that can be seen from a 17th story. The even neater thing is some irregularity in the eastern horizon which makes me think there may be some eastern Adirondack peaks in view.

Alan -

<p><center><a href="images/2006i/wolfe8.JPG"><img src="images/2006i/wolfe8a.JPG" vspace="15"></a></center><p>Maybe a sharper view of the east. Click. A dry sunny day will no doubt enhance this a lot. That second darker land to the right on the flag side might be a point off Wolfe Island which would make it and the similarly dark point to the right the gap between Wolfe and Howe Islands in between which a bunch of stuff might be seen.

gorthos -

I have a good set of bushnell spotting binocs I should lend you. I have a crummy telescope too but it is pretty unwieldy.

OFFICIALLY.. it is snowing like a real winter day as of 7:30 am here at casa Gorthos.

Gordo -

What building did you take these from, Alan?

It's still snowing here at Casa Campbell. Whoo Hoo! Finally!

Alan -

Building?!? I don't need no stinking building. I got a jet-pack for Christmas!

Alan -

Add the miracle of topographic mapping and I may figure this out.

Alan -

<center><a href="images/2006i/wolfe10.JPG"><img src="images/2006i/wolfe10a.JPG" vspace="10"></a></center><p>Grindstone has a higher elevation than Howe. I also noticed below that there should be three lighthouses in a row along this view, the farthest being at Bartlett Point NY just to the east of the Antique Boat Museum, both noted in the pictures below:<p><center><a href="images/2006i/wolfe11.JPG"><img src="images/2006i/wolfe11a.JPG" vspace="10"></a><p><a href="images/2006i/wolfe12.JPG"><img src="images/2006i/wolfe12a.JPG" vspace="10"></a></center><p>

gorthos -

Now use the jetpack at night to take photos and use teh lights to guide you and teh stars via that gold sextant you got for Xmas

Alan -

The first light is easily visible in the daytime. It is that white square on the right-most blue line in the photo second next above. But they did not operate. Saving electricity while the St. Lawrence is closed? But I saw a laker the other day.

gorthos -

I have a dilemna where I live. WHen I go running at night I can see the glow from 5 municipal centres all within 40 kilometers of my home. There is a 6th that lights up the sky that has the potential for being another that is much farther away yet much smaller than any of the others yet has the same apparent brightness as Trenton Ontario which is, oh, 10 times the size. I keep taking my good trusry orienteering compass with me, taking readings, but damned if I can identify it within logic and reason. Mayhap Shannonville secretly houses a hidden UFO base or uranium enriching facility in the woods somewhere?

Candace -

? Why did I think you lived in Vancouver ? or did you just move and I missed it?

Alan -

Wow. I have no idea. I have been there for a couple of days in 1999 and that is about it. Maybe you were looking in on the Trevor Greene conversation. He and a bunch of other undergrad pals are in Vancouver.