Mise Tales Thirty-Two


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


Click the image or use this link to see the National Geographic article If All the Ice Melted.



Navigational Light to be Fixed Atop Marriott Hotel
May 16, 2013 by KNEWS filed under news


Georgetown Light-House

Port Georgetown Lighthouse, Guyana
The Marriott Hotel will have a revolving light atop as a navigational aid for vessels leaving and entering Port Georgetown. In fact, even as the hotel is being constructed the contractor is expected to have the light in place and functional.

A source close to the management of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), said that the Marriott Hotel when completed will be taller than the lighthouse. The structure will obstruct light emanating from the 103-foot lighthouse located at Kingston.

But Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon at his post-Cabinet press briefing last Thursday said, “This revelation has not been brought home to Cabinet about another reason for disparaging this transformative project initiative (Marriott). Now we are interfering with light from the lighthouse.”

Dr. Luncheon jested that a new improved light house would be constructed.
However, according to the source, the lighthouse would not be obsolete since it will still function as a navigational aid for vessels travelling south. Meanwhile, vessels travelling in the northern direction will be guided by light originating from the light affixed to the Marriott Hotel. – . . .  more


bishop-rock-16Bishop Rock: The Smallest island in the World by Kaushik Friday, July 19, 2013 

Bishop Rock is a small rocky ledge jutting out of the sea, 4 miles west of the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, UK. The rock rises from a depth of 45 meter to expose a tip 46 meters long by 16 meters wide. On this narrow ledge stands a lighthouse, which makes Bishop Rock the world’s smallest island with a building on it, as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records.

The rocks around the Scilly Isles caused the wreck of many ships over the years. When Sir Cloudesley Shovel’s squadron of the British Fleet sank in 1707 along with 2,000 men, the Elder Brethren of Trinity House decided that the lighting of the Scilly Isles, which at that time consisted of only the old lighthouse at St. Agnes, was inadequate, and resolved to build a lighthouse on the most westerly danger, the Bishop Rock. . . . more


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A beautiful video showing what they call “The Wettest Side of British Columbia (BC)” but which I would say shows the way we travel around BC – by foot, boat, helicopter, float plane! The film also shows at the beginning Carmanah Point lighthouse on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Point Atkinson lighthouse off Vancouver Harbour, and Brockton Point lighthouse in the inner harbour. Good film!




One of the things you have to learn when operating a radio transmitter is the INTERNATIONAL Phonetic Alphabet, so that if the reception/transmission is bad, you can still get your message through by spelling it phonetically. In the days of working HF radio (high frequency radio) it was mandatory – now it is used mainly for foreign sounding words or names, or to clarify a misheard word. The photo at the right gives the INTERNATIONAL Phonetic Alphabet. Be warned, there are many other versions out there.


Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean from the Twisted Sifter website.


Photograph by TIAGO PINHEIRO
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In this perfectly timed photo by Tiago Pinheiro, we see huge waves crashing into the pier at Praia da Aguda in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The waves were the result of a powerful storm at sea on October 15, 2012.- . . . more




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