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    Re: Etymology of "loom"?
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2009 Sep 13, 09:53 -0400
    That's not as dramatic.  I really like the phrase "flashing red light beamed eastward".   And, I'm going to try to incorporate "throw a loom" into something I write the next time I get the opportunity.   "Throw a loom" sounds like a Luddite move.

    On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Bill <billyrem42@earthlink.net> wrote:

    1977?  Heck, just pull your copy of USCG Light List Volume VII Great Lakes
    off the shelf and look up the light;-)

    Bill B.

    > An observation of a
    > blinking red light convinced the viewers that Milwaukee was the
    > city-above-the-lake:   An ingenious observer timed the blinking and called
    > someone in Milwaukee to find out what it could be.   His measurement agreed
    > with the frequency of the flashing red light beamed eastward from the entrance
    > of the Milwaukee harbor. 

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