Mise Tales Forty-Two

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short bits of information, when it is removed from the front page, will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales. That way you can keep track of it, search for it, or copy it.


Video: What hidden treasures lie within Orfordness Lighthouse? Charitable trust opens the iconic landmark to the public before it’s taken by the sea

–  Monday, April 14, 2014 


Orfordness Lighthouse is opening its doors to the public for the very first time. Nicholas Gold, the new owner of the lighthouse.

For centuries it served as a beacon of security, offering safe passage for thousands of seafarers.

Now, as the sea it once guarded over grows perilously close, the end of Orfordness Lighthouse looms near.

But before the iconic landmark is lost to the waves, a final chance to view it in all its glory has been made possible. . . more

To inquire about visiting email orfordnesslighthouse@gmail.com.

Barkley Sound

Barkley Sound, British Columbia (BC), Canada (West coast of Vancouver island)

Now there is a photo which shows the tidal range on the British Columbia coastline. Everything on that pile of rocks is awash with the sea at some time of the year, except for the green area, and it probably gets sprayed pretty heavily. Now put a lighthouse on the green area and you have the reality of living on a lighthouse!




What a nice surprise! McInnes Island lighthouse where I worked for twenty-five (25) years (1977 – 2001) and which became operational in 1954, started also on that date supplying weather information to Canada’s Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) (now Environment Canada (EC)), as well as aiding the mariners and pilots as a navigational aid for Coast Guard (Department of Transport (DOT) at that time).

We never received recognition as a sixty (60) year old lighthouse, but we did get this certificate which is a credit to all the lighthouse keepers of McInnes Island who served from 1954 until the present. Fantastic!


Unique accommodations near Baltimore  Md.   baltimoresun.comFrom the Baltimore Sun Magazine we have the article Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area. Of course the one that interests you and I is the Lighthouse vacation:

Follow the light

Cove Point Lighthouse

3500 Lighthouse Blvd., Lusby, Calvert County

                        410-474-5370 or calvertmarinemuseum.com

                        $550-$1,600 (for minimum three-day stay)

                        80 miles from Baltimore . . . more

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