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The British Colonist

The British Colonist is the forerunner of the Victoria Daily Colonist newspaper from Victoria, British Columbia (BC) Canada. It is an old newspaper and originated in 1858 in the Gold Rush period of BC history. The British Colonist has now been digitized and made available online  by the University of Victoria in their Digital Collection. […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Three

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   Tell Tale Productions Inc’s. documentary “Lighthouses” – the film has been completed and has had its world broadcast premiere on CBC Television’s Land and Sea Sunday, November 24, 2013. If you missed it you can see it online on CBC Land […]

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 […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Two

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   Click the image or use this link to see the National Geographic article If All the Ice Melted.   ****************************  Navigational Light to be Fixed Atop Marriott HotelMay 16, 2013 by KNEWS filed under news Port Georgetown Lighthouse, GuyanaThe Marriott Hotel […]

Reprint – A Sailor’s Journal

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) carries lighthouse keepers and their supplies (groceries, mail, household goods, etc) usually by ship or helicopter. This story describes the inner workings of the Canadian Coast Guard light icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier as told by my friend Abe Van Oeveren. I have been on several ships and they are indeed […]

Reprint – In the Sanctuary of the White Bear

A rare white ‘spirit bear’ in the BC temperate rainforest. Photo: Ian McAllister / pacificwild.org. In the sanctuary of the White Bear by Canadian Poet Lorna Crozier 17th November 2013   Poet Lorna Crozier vists the Great Bear Rainforest in BC, Canada and finds a fragile paradise imbued with myth, meaning and magic for local indigenous […]

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 […]

World’s Ugliest Ship

I know this website is about lighthouses, but I do not plan these things! After posting the story on FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) doing oceanographic research I was alerted to this story on the World’s Ugliest Ship which also does research of sorts. It is too interesting to ignore. Hey, it’s also red and white […]

Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP)

  What do you think a lighthouse keeper would do if he spotted this floating on the ocean in front of his lighthouse? My first reaction would be to run and call for help! This article came from the Military Photography website on Facebook with credit to  Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Launched in 1962, the […]