Mise Tales Twelve


For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

Do You Want to Buy a Foghorn?

Aberdeen’s Torry Coo on the market for £5,000
Buyers lining up for foghorn

Published: 28/09/2012 Evening Express

A famous foghorn in Aberdeen has sparked a bidding war between prospective buyers desperate to own a piece of Scottish history.

And property agents revealed several offers made for the much-loved Torry Coo in Aberdeen were “well in excess” of the asking price.

The Northern Lighthouse Board put the 110-year-old horn and store building on the market in July with a price tag of £5,000, but several mystery bidders want to get their hands on the Category A listed structure.

. . . more on the story here . . .


3D Printing: OK, this is weird, and I know absolutely nothing about it, but they are printing and making 3D replicas of lighthouses, and MANY more useful, and not so useful. THINGS! Naturally the website is called Thingiverse – I suppose that is a play on the word Universe.

So, if you know anything about 3D printing this might interest you. If you just want to see weird things, including lighthouse models, then drop by their site. 


Here is something else lighthouse to collect. I did not know it, but Mississippi had the Biloxi lighthouse on their licence plates since 2007. It is now being replaced by B. B. King’s guitar, so, if you want to get them, get them now before they are thrown away. Remember, a plate was issued for each town, so lots of plates to collect!

The state is required by law to change their tags every five years, and the old design, with a sunrise behind the lighthouse, is meant to represent the recovery of the coastal areas from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. The Biloxi Lighthouse is Mississippi’s only lighthouse, and is a private aid to navigation owned by the city of Biloxi.

Mississippi joined Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, all of which had a lighthouse license plate, either as a regular plate, or as a special purchase. Collect them all!


October 01, 2012 – Sydney Families United By Tale of Spurn Lighthouse Keeper

The story of a nineteenth century Spurn Point lighthouse keeper has united two families, both living in faraway Sydney, Australia, but each previously unaware that they had ancestral connections.

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