Mise Tales Thirty-Six

 

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

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Here is a great video taken on board the Coast Guard ship CCGS Sir Wilfred Laurier as it services the mountain-top radio sites using the onboard helicopter. Great shots of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwai) and the old lighthouse and radio station at Cape St. James.

It is titled on Youtube as the “Big Red Restaurant“!

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Click the photo for a link to the webpage . . .

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1898256_595466663874316_97647471_nThis photo showed up on Facebook.

When I searched with Google Image Search for it’s source I found that it was a photoshopped image.

But do not despair, the Image Search also led to a more wonderful site – 20 Incredible Photos of Lighthouses Illuminating the Night.

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OK, it is not a real lighthouse but the idea for entertaining children and keeping them interested in lighthouses is terrific.

It’s a lighthouse sandwich and came from the Little Nummies website. Get the kids to design their own if they do not like this one!

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Lighthouses around the world

It is not often I get a personal book review from a friend, but JDR has sent me this one:

John,

I came upon killer lighthouse book in a sale here. Published in 2001, it is called Lighthouses Around the World: A Pictorial History, to which I now add, “but chiefly in Brazil” – 15 lights in Brazil, 15 in the US and of course Portland is there!) and even some in Canada: Peggy’s Cove, NS, of course, Cabot Head, ON, Lobster Cove, NF, Louisberg, NS, and Sainte Madeline, QC.
And you are asking, any from out western Canada? Yes indeed! From the big collection of iconic lights in BC we have Ogden Point! That’s it! Lighthouse? What is it and where is it? Anyone not knowing BC, would think Vancouver Island was a tiny dab of land with just this thing on it.

I’m writing to the editors and telling them what a vast joke this is to us. Can’t stop laughing!

 

Your opinion? From the lack of reviews I can find on the Internet, I think JDR is right. Give this one a miss!

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Lighthouse kitsap peninsula and zune collisionHANSVILLE – A terrifying scene at the Point-no-Point State Park unraveled late Thursday afternoon as the iconic lighthouse perched on the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula unexpectedly collided with a 126 foot mega yacht just before 3 pm.

Initial reports from bystanders and park officials claim that the Point-no-Point Lighthouse made a series of irrational and ill-timed maneuvers in the events leading up to the crash, subsequently obstructing  the unsuspecting oncoming boat. . . more 

 [su_private]HANSVILLE–A terrifying scene at the Point-no-Point State Park unraveled late Thursday afternoon as the iconic lighthouse perched on the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula unexpectedly collided with a 126 meter mega yacht just before 3 pm. Initial reports from bystanders and park officials claim that the Point-no-Point Lighthouse made a series of irrational and ill-timed maneuvers in the events leading up to the crash, subsequently obstructing the unsuspecting oncoming boat. One onlooker described the actions of the lighthouse operator as taunting, claiming that the operator “was waving her hands up and down and screaming frantically in an aggressive manner just before the wreck”. The Zune is a 16000 ton vessel owned by former Microsoft executive and billionaire Paul Allen. Built in 2007, The Zune was designed to withstand heavy abuse from man made stationary objects. Steven Johnson, captain of the Zune and 15 year maritime veteran said “It came out of nowhere. We are just lucky that no one got injured. There was an obvious error on behalf of the lighthouse operator.” Lighthouse Operator Sharon Jones did not give a statement to the press, and was reportedly uncooperative with police and coastguard officials. She is under investigation for negligence and was placed on administrative leave immediately. Paul Allen informed KR reporters that while he is grateful that no one on board was injured, he will be seeking compensation from Kitsap County for the damages to his boat. [/su_private]

 

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