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 it, search for it, or copy it.

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10294509_805559479465065_7375517851873014253_n This is a cute Infographic to help teach your children about the Water Cycle

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The Lighthouse Keepers

 

 

This book The Lighthouse Keepers by Stuart Buchanan was brought to my attention by an Australian resident. It is small, only 282 pages, but according to this Google Books report it contains a lot of information:

Illustrated personal account of work and life on a Queensland light station – most of which are now unstaffed. Includes a list of 1200 Queensland light-keepers from 1857 to 1994 and the first issue of instructions to light-keepers issued in 1917. The author joined the Commonwealth lighthouse service in 1973 and worked with his wife as light-keepers along the Queensland coast until the destaffing of all Australian lighthouses began in 1982. – Google Books

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Oldest Wooden Lighthouse in America Is (still) for Sale in Poplar Point, R.I.

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Does anyone have a spare $6.45 million US dollars to purchase it?

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By Erika Riggs

For many years, the Poplar Point lighthouse was the beacon guiding ships in Wickford Harbor, a protected inlet in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. Built in 1831, the structure — listed as the oldest wooden lighthouse in America — is left over from the era before satellites and GPS. And now, it’s for sale for $6.45 million.

Because of the size of the harbor, Poplar Point lighthouse wasn’t in service long. In 1882, the lighthouse was darkened and later sold at auction for $3,944.67 in 1894.

Gallery: Take a Peek at Poplar Point Lighthouse
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When the lighthouse was first built, the caretaker’s living area was a stone cottage, measuring just 40 by 20 feet. The home was slightly expanded in 1932, again in 1966, and when the current owners took over in 1987, they undertook the task of continuing to expand and renovate the entire property.

Today, the home in North Kingstown, R.I., is more than a stone caretaker’s cottage: It’s a full estate measuring 4,563 square feet with four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a detached guest house and garage. Although completely updated, the home still retains much of the original feel, says listing agent Judith Chase.

“It still has tons of the old charm and nautical detail of the old lighthouse,” Chase explained.

Spanning 1.66 acres on a private peninsula, the home juts into the harbor with spectacular views of the bay.

“It’s a beautiful front-row seat to everything that happens,” Chase said.

The home’s location in the picturesque town of Wickford only adds to the property’s appeal.

Chase describes Wickford as a “darling Nantucket-type town,” and the home is within walking distance of many of the town’s charms.

According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on the lighthouse would be $23,044, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year fixed mortgage. [/private]

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lighthouse   eBay

 

Have you ever typed in the word “lighthouse” in eBay? Try it! You will get so many lighthouse related items it is amazing. Maybe there will be some you will want to buy. Great place to shop. eBay for Lighthouse Articles.

On the left is one part of 10+ pages of lighthouse related items. Great fun!

KCCO

kcco_with_crown_iphone_4_4s_wallpaper_by_suggesteez-d655z08KCCO ????  If you are out of the link and do not know what KCCO means then I will explain. According to the Urban Dictionary it is:

A phrase made famous by the popular website, The Chive (probably the best site in the world). It means stay the course no matter what. . . more

 

It has been adapted in various ways for many groups.

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The reason I am bringing it up right now is I came across this version on the left designed by the Canadian Coast Guard employees and thought it a  quite unique and a helpful reminder.  On the right is another whimsical edition for Canada.

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Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea – Poster

Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea

MARINE MAMMALS OF THE SALISH SEA1

Poster designed and illustrated by Uko Gorter (moi)
19″ x 27″ rolled in plastic sleeve.

The poster is now available. We are working on setting up the online sales via my website (www.ukogorter.com) hopefully within this week [August 20, 2013]. In the meantime, you can contact me at: uko(at)ukogorter.com for information and/or requests. If you’re in the Seattle/Eastside area, you may swing by and pick one up.

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MARINE MAMMALS of the SALISH SEA
19″ x 27″ poster (rolled in plastic sleeve). $16 plus S&H.

Contact Uko for wholesale orders of 25 or more posters.

NOW (August 23, 2013) available via Uko’s website! 
http://www.ukogorter.com/merchandise/index.html

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Advertised on Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN) on Facebook.

FOOTNOTE:

1 Salish Sea – The Salish Sea is the intricate network of coastal waterways located between the south-western tip of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and the north-western tip of the U.S. state of Washington. – Wikipedia