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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 […]

What Light Is That?

What light is that? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe when reading a magazine, seeing an advertisement, or watching a movie – what lighthouse is that? Where is that lighthouse? Well this happened to me while I was watching the first of the Jason Bourne movies  – The Bourne Identity (IMDb) Eight (8) […]

Book – The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1)

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1) – A new book by John M. MacFarlane 2014 This is a must have for all BC boat lovers. Click the photo for the webpage. (Possible)Related posts: For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Why We Need MORE Lighthouses in British Columbia Book […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. ***************************** [youtube url=”http://youtu.be/b3e7CDg8a3g”] 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 […]

Book – Lighthouses of North America – Beacons from Coast to Coast

Lighthouses of North America – Beacons from Coast to Coast The majority of lighthouses shown in this book are American, but as a friend of mine wrote: I received a lighthouse book for Christmas – from an ex -lighthouse keeper and I groaned when I opened the parcel. “Oh yes, forty photos of Portland bloody Head […]

Book – Facing the Sea: Lightkeepers and Their Families

Facing the Sea: Lightkeepers and Their FamiliesBy Harold Chubbs and Wade KearleyForeword by Lorne HumphriesGenre: History: GeneralImprint: Flanker PressFormat: Hardcover, 132 pages, colour photos and illustrationsPub Date: October 2013Price: $34.95ISBN-10: 1-77117-301-7ISBN-13: 978-1-77117-301-8Shipping Weight: 0.9 kg About this BookIn Facing the Sea, authors Harold Chubbs and Wade Kearley have captured an important era in the maritime […]

Book Review – Lighthouse Island Projects a Bleak Future

The new book by Paulette Jiles, Lighthouse Island, projects a bleak future for our piece of the planet. According to Liz Cook in this Kansas City Star book review: Paulette Jiles’ dystopic1 new novel, “Lighthouse Island,” projects a future that may hit a little close to home for area farmers and those dependent on their work: a […]

Halloween: Ghost guide book reveals Wales’ spookiest supernatural hotspots

Halloween: Ghost guide book reveals Wales’ spookiest supernatural hotspots 27 Oct 2013 06:30 from Wales Online website New book, Supernatural Wales, reveals gateways to the underworld,  bottomless lakes, UFO’s, werewolves and all manner of ghostly goings-on around Wales   South Stack lighthouse: According to legend, the lighthouse, on Anglesey, is haunted by the ghost of assistant […]

A Day at the Beach

I posted an article on a book that shows you what makes up beach sand,  A Grain of Beach Sand, and a lot of it is shells and glass. The larger pieces of glass are collected and use in jewelry as in the story Nootka Sea Glass. Now another company I have found called A […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. August 26, 2013 Vancouver Sun Keeping the light on at Point Atkinson  When the Point Atkinson lighthouse was built 130 years ago, it was designed to protect shippers in the Strait of Georgia. Now the lighthouse itself is in need of a […]