Mise Tales Forty-Nine

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Plastic lighthouseNovember 04,  2014 An interesting bit of news from Valencia, Spain – a new 31 meter (102 foot) high automated lighthouse made of plastic. The future of modern lighthouses?

Aimplas assists composite lighthouse

The lighthouse consists of carbon fibre several-centimetres-thick tubular profiles support a set of fibreglass floors slabs and their bracings, which surround a central tube that leads the stairs to the upper part into the lantern room, all made with composites.

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Would you like to buy a model lighthouse made of stone? It weighs 6000 pounds (2722 kgs) and will cost you $60,000 USD, but it is a beautiful work of art. More information here.

 

 

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Bing

February 02, 2015 – I am not a fan of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, but my daughter sent me this photo today and I just had to post it. It’s labelled Cape Town waves. here’s the link to the photo without the Bing info: http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/CapeTownWaves_EN-GB9314088076_1920x1080.jpg

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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 next Misc Tales posting. That way you can keep track of it, search for it, or copy it.

 

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This website is dedicated to the lighthouse keepers of British Columbia, Canada, and for the general public who want to learn what life was/is like on a lighthouse. This site also supports the fight against the automation and destruction of ALL lighthouses and the environment surrounding them.

Also available here is a large database (db) of names of British Columbia (BC) Lighthouse Keepers – past and present.

Plus, I will toss in anything lighthouse that seems interesting – such as Coast Guard, ships, helicopters, hovercraft, personnel, changes, weather, museums, paintings, websites, catalogs, art, toys, drawings, videos, books, manuals, music, poetry, etc.

I would also like to include environmental issues that affect the lands and oceans on the BC coast such as pollution, garbage, possible oil spills, shipwrecks, etc. as these are all part of the role of the lighthouse keeper who sees and knows everything on the coast.

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December 16, 2015

I am very sorry for the delay in publishing new articles. Too many problems and too many things to do! Also had problems with the website and people trying to break into the site, and a recent move to a newer house here in the Philippines in August delayed a lot of things.

Did you know that of twenty-two (22) Asian countries polled, the Philippines ranks 21 of 22 for the slowest Internet. That did not help either!

LIST: Philippines ranks 21st of 22 Asian countries in Internet download speed

I have been putting original and shared items on my Facebook page Lighthouse Memories page so if you check there occasionally you will find newer items.

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Some Canadian Lighthouses Granted Heritage Status

Parks Canada has released a list of 74 lighthouses that have been granted heritage status.Here’s the list of lighthouses:
British Columbia (21)
Active Pass on Mayne Island.
Boat Bluff on Sarah Island in the Kitimat-Stikine area.
Cape Beale in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
Cape Mudge on Quadra Island.
Carmanah Point in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Dryad Point on B.C.’s Central Coast.
East Point on Saturna Island
Egg Island at Port Hardy.
Entrance Island at Nanaimo.
Estevan Point on Vancouver Island.
Fisgard at Colwood.
Green Island at Prince Rupert.
Langara Point at Masset.
McInnes Island on Milbanke Sound near Kitimat.
Merry Island along the Sunshine Coast.
Nootka at Yuquot, Vancouver Island.
Pachena Point in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
Pulteney Point at Port McNeill.
Sheringham Point at Shirley on Vancouver Island.
Trial Islands at Oak Bay.
Triple Islands in the Skeena-Queen Charlotte area.

More info:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/a-beacon-…/article25235100/

http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1415217/list-of-74-heritage-lighthouses-released/#

New Lighthouse Photos of Triple Island Lighthouse

The following photos were sent to me by David F. Pearce for publication here. Please respect his copyright. You may download the photos for your own photo collection, but they are NOT to be reposted to another website. Thanks – retlkpr

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Triple Island ID sign

Triple Island ID sign

Triple Island - also know as "The Rock"

Triple Island – also know as “The Rock”

Triple Island lantern, now closed. The light is external from the lantern room

Triple Island lantern, now closed. The light is external from the lantern room

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New Lighthouse Photos of Dryad Point Lighthouse

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Dryad Point ID Sign

Dryad Point ID Sign

The station from the water

The station from the water

The lighthouse tower

The lighthouse tower

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New Lighthouse Photos of Boat Bluff Lighthouse

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Boat Bluff ID Sign

Boat Bluff ID Sign

Boat Bluff on the bluff

Boat Bluff on the bluff

Diesel fuel tanks and house

Diesel fuel tanks and house

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New Lighthouse Photos of Bonilla Island Lighthouse

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Bonilla Island ID Sign

Bonilla Island ID Sign

The lighttower from afar

The lighttower from afar

Closeup

Closeup

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