Art/Photography
thegetty:

A Brief History of Lighthouse Bureaucracy in the U.S.
On August 7, 1789, Congress created the grandly named Department of War and Lighthouse Service. In 1791 lighthouse oversight was transferred to the Treasury Department’s Lighthouse Establishment, and in 1852 to the United States Lighthouse Board. This board, in turn, was dissolved in 1910 favor of a Lighthouse Service under the Department of Commerce. This service, then—stay with us here—became part of the Coast Guard in 1939. Through this act, lighthouses once again returned to the Treasury Department. The Coast Guard became part of the Navy in 1941, returned to the Treasury in 1946, transferred to Transportation in 1967, and today falls under Homeland Security.
And what happened to the Department of War and Lighthouse Service? Today it’s the Department of Defense.
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monterey, CA, 1870–75, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum

thegetty:

A Brief History of Lighthouse Bureaucracy in the U.S.

On August 7, 1789, Congress created the grandly named Department of War and Lighthouse Service. In 1791 lighthouse oversight was transferred to the Treasury Department’s Lighthouse Establishment, and in 1852 to the United States Lighthouse Board. This board, in turn, was dissolved in 1910 favor of a Lighthouse Service under the Department of Commerce. This service, then—stay with us here—became part of the Coast Guard in 1939. Through this act, lighthouses once again returned to the Treasury Department. The Coast Guard became part of the Navy in 1941, returned to the Treasury in 1946, transferred to Transportation in 1967, and today falls under Homeland Security.

And what happened to the Department of War and Lighthouse Service? Today it’s the Department of Defense.

Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monterey, CA, 1870–75, Carleton Watkins. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Reminds me of a Monet #field #poplars #trees

Reminds me of a Monet #field #poplars #trees

#PennState #BotanicGarden #PSU #tree

#PennState #BotanicGarden #PSU #tree

Don’t go #tracks #traintracks #smalltown #summertime

Don’t go #tracks #traintracks #smalltown #summertime

Aqua! Pillows I made on Flickr.
Seashell wreath I made with some of the shells I’ve collected over the last few years. on Flickr.
Sunflower wreath with burlap bow I made. on Flickr.
Neighborhood fireworks #fireworks #July4th #fourthofjuly

Neighborhood fireworks #fireworks #July4th #fourthofjuly

Backyard fireworks #FourthofJuly #HappyFourthofJuly #HappyFourth #IndependenceDay #USA

Backyard fireworks #FourthofJuly #HappyFourthofJuly #HappyFourth #IndependenceDay #USA

Ybor City ghost tour #Ybor #tour #ghosttour

Ybor City ghost tour #Ybor #tour #ghosttour