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Amphitrite Lighthouse

Amphitrite Lighthouse is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is automated and closed to the public, but one can get close enough for photos. The photos above (all 80 of them) were taken by my friend  Ghislain Bonneau, a west coast painter and photographer. (Possible)Related posts: Art – Ghislain […]

Machias Seal Island Photos

Machias Seal Island is located on the East coast of Canada between New Brunswick and Maine. It is best known for its bird populations – especially puffins – and also for its ongoing border dispute between Canada and the USA. Thi taken s morning I was notified of a lovely photo album taken this month […]

Dreams of Being a Lighthouse Keeper

For years past, adults and children of all ages had dreams of growing up to be an adventurous lighthouse keeper. That dream is slowly dimming as the world automates its lighthouses. The following article from The Guardian  brings to our attention the dimming of the dream in the UK The lure of the lighthouse for […]

Machias Seal Island – An Ongoing Border Dispute Between the United States and Canada

I have mentioned Machias Seal Island before in my articles here, here, here, and here. Well writer John Farrier published on Neatorama on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 a great article about how MAJOR/insignificant this dispute really is! (Maps: Google Maps) This is Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre island in the Bay of Fundy. You can’t see […]

A Lighthouse For Aircraft

What a beautiful lens! What a unique story. On Facebook the United States Lighthouse Society page shared a photo of the Brittany (Bretagne), France St. Mathieu lighthouse lens. It was borrowed from the  Bretagne Phare St-Mathieu Facebook page. In French the page says: La saison démarre bien, j’ai déjà accueillit beaucoup de monde. Et qui dit nouvelle saison , […]

Light at the End of the World

Light at the End of the World Three Months on Cape St. James, 1941 by Hallvard Dahlie (orig from Raincoast 18, 1998) with notes from Jim Derham-Reid (last keeper on Cape St. James before automation) A strange interlude in my brief seafaring life took place in the fall of 1941, when I signed on as […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Nine

  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 information will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales when it is removed from the front page. That way you can keep track of […]

Wolf Trap Lighthouse For Sale

Back in February 2013 I posted the article below on my front page: Wolf Trap Lighthouse for Sale The lighthouse is for sale for $249,500 by a private owner. It was first offered for nonprofit and historical properties under the Lighthouse Preservation Act, but it was auctioned when it received no offers in 2005. Laura Pierce […]

Learning From Nature – Improving LEDs

This is NOT a religious rant so please bear with me. Two Jehovah’s Witnesses dropped by the other day and left after a short time, leaving me with copies of their two publications – Awake! and The Watchtower. As I deposited them on the kitchen table I noticed on the back page of the February […]

Reprint – Sentinels Encased in Ice

Sentinels Encased in Ice by Elinor DeWire from WeatherWise November-December 2011      The ice was here, the ice was thereThe ice was all around;I t cracked and growled, and roared and howledLike noise in a swound…—Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe Rime of the Ancient Mariner Caption: St. Joseph Pierhead in Michigan as it appeared on December […]