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Saturday, April 16, 2011

L is for LIGHTHOUSES AND LICENSE PLATES


The beautiful lighthouse that is pictured here is the Plum Beach Lighthouse in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Like many lighthouses, this one had fallen into disrepair and needed a lot of help to maintain it's spot in the bay. People got together and decided to get a license plate issued as a fundraiser. (Below see the video of them making the plates in prison). RI is a state where people have paid thousands of dollars to have a low number license plate, but the fundraising plates haven't done too well. This one though is beautiful and has done exceptionally well with over 3,000 plates ordered. The PBL plate also came in as 1st runner up in the "Best Plate in America" awards. We pirates salute them and want them to keep the light on for us.

The plate looks like this: (yes I have one)

And for an added attraction for this week's blog, here is the video of them being made at the Adult Correction Institution (I get a kick out of this):

6 comments:

  1. It's great what can be accomplished when people are able to work together.

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  2. So inmates really do make license plates! I thought that was just something that people said, but not a fact any more. Huh! :O)

    My “N” post is right here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/nanowrimo.html

    And you can find the “M” one here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/medical-marijuana.html

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  3. @word nerd - Well they do make them on the male side, I'm not sure what the women do and don't really want to find out.

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  4. I love lighthouses, there is one not so far from where I live and I can see it from my terrace. Liked the video too. great L word and btw, thanks for checking out my blog and deciding to stay :)

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