Photos by Hayden Cochran & Stephen Blakely
Technically, it’s Elbow Reef Lighthouse, which is why it was built: to mark one of the deadliest shallows in the North Atlantic shipping lanes. But it’s better known as Hope Town Light, a red-and-white candy-striped tower in the most beautiful and historic little harbor town in the Bahamas.
A rampaging jet stream, Arctic clippers, thunder and snow — it’s the polar vortex! At times, the winter of 2014 has seemed more like a disaster movie than a season.
Although it still may go out like a lamb, there’s no doubt it came in like a lion, with some of the coldest weather ever recorded in many areas. More than 185 million Americans were affected, and more than a dozen deaths were attributed to the intense cold and winds.
One of the saving graces of the polar vortex was that it came and went in a matter of two or three days. When cold settles in for a longer period of time, conditions get even worse.
Photos by Dee and Brooke Williams
A casting pour at a prop shop foundry is a brief but dramatic event. Workers appear otherworldly in their protective gear. The crucible glows red hot. Escaping gases flare up an intense yellow, creating plenty of smoke and odor.
Is there a better place to cruise this summer than to an island anchorage? Enjoy the seven isles we’ve chosen, along with this spectacular view of Monhegan from Manana Island.
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