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Mise Tales Forty-Eight

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   Well, this page started out as a normal MiscTale page, but ended up more as a Christmas 2014 Shopping List! I am posting this earlier rather than later just in case someone wants to buy that special gift. PS – I have no association with any […]

Mise Tales Forty-Four

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 […]

Private (Model) Lighthouse For Sale

Private (Model) Lighthouse For Sale – via Journal Pioneer   New Annan fisherman looking to sell unique lawn ornamentNEW ANNAN – Anybody want to buy a lighthouse? Chris Wall of New Annan is selling his. It’s three storeys tall and is a scaled down replica of the Cape Tryon Light. It’s currently sitting on Wall’s […]

DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse

 I knew this would get your attention! The author says: Looking for a simple project to decorate your yard? Why not make this DIY clay pot lighthouse? For more information check out the Owner Builder Network (OBN). Let me know if you made one – send me a photo and I will publish it. (Possible)Related […]

Early 1900’s Tin Lighthouse Windup Toy with Four Airplanes

This item appeared on ebay recently and became an instant hit. On the ebay website it was described as: DESCRIPTION: This is a very unusual and rare early aviation airplane toy called “Light-house Aero-Planes”. It is marked on the toy and box “Mfgd. By Valentine Sandberg N.Y. Pat. Appd. For”. Included is a partial original box, lighthouse tower, 4 […]

LEGO Does It Again!

As most of you know I love lighthouses and I have a special attraction for LEGO lighthouses (link1) (link2). Well, as you can see by the photo at the left, this is not a lighthouse, but it is a marine vessel which could very well sail past a lighthouse, and it is the largest ship in […]

A Nice Lighthouse Hotel in Subic Bay

In early 2010 I made my third trip to the Philippines, alone, and for six (6) weeks. One of my first stops, besides Manila, was Subic Bay. A friend I had never met, Dave Starr picked me up at my hotel in Manila and drove me to my hotel in Subic Bay – not the […]

Amazing Miniature Sculptures by Takanori Aiba

I am going to keep this short, but I had to find time to post this. Only a week until I move so not much time for anything right now. Please see the large photo below of a lighthouse sculpture by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba. It is fantastic! The comments (indented below) are from the […]

Is Anybody Interested?

  Lighthouse seeking volunteer model ship builder   Posted: December 2, 2012 – 12:42am from St. Augustine.com Contributed photo Doug Anderson, who helped with the donated models, is shown here discussing the hull of the HMS Victory, which he hopes to donate to the museum as a final piece in the full McNally Collection once a […]