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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 […]

Tidelines and Ocean Currents

Tidelines – it is spelled both ways but I prefer the one-word form. A tideline, according to Wikipedia,  refers to where two currents in the ocean converge (or meet). Driftwood, floating seaweed, foam, and other floating debris may accumulate, forming sinuous lines called tidelines. The topic of this article came about after I saw the photo above.The photo actually […]

Mise Tales Eighteen

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Build a Redstone Lighthouse in Minecraft This article may be a bit outside the scope of this website, but then maybe not. Everybody loves a lighthouse, whether it is on the sea, in your garden or in your computer as is this […]

Mise Tales Seventeen

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Power supply resumes at Unoosaki lighthouse in Soma2 November 2012The Unoosaki lighthouse in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, has resumed full operations after power was restored 19 months after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. As a result, the lighthouse is now fully able […]

Reprint – “Stand” – An Adventure Documentary

  Stand – Power Teaser  [media url=”http://vimeo.com/52119128″ width=”400″ height=”350″] [private]http://lighthousememories.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Vimeo-.mp4[/private]  from b4apres media PLUS   STAND, presented by Quiksilver Waterman, will take viewers on a journey through the waters of B.C.’s west coast. Through the stories of an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, the efforts of expedition stand-up […]

Reprint – New Tsunami Warning Protocol Rolled Out in B.C.

New tsunami warning protocol rolled out in B.C. New system tested by magnitude 6.4 quake off Alaska coast on Monday CBC News  Posted: Nov 12, 2012 2:43 PM PT  Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 7:05 PM PT  [media url=”http://lighthousememories.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/bc-tsunami-warning-williams-11_32291146.flv” width=”400″ height=”350″] The B.C. government is upgrading its tsunami warning plans following delays broadcasting emergency information […]

Reprint – Our Ocean Backyard – Invasion from the Sea

As a lighthouse keeper, we watched every Winter and Spring for “Asian” debris to wash ashore around our lighthouse. Mainly we were interested in the glass fishing floats, but we came across hundreds of items every year, and this was in the years 1977 – 2001. Every piece of this debris was usually coated with […]

Reprint – DFO Shutting Down Coast Guard Radio Stations, but Prince Rupert’s Will Be Expanded

  I wrote an article on January 04, 2012 entitled MCTS To Lose Staff To Save Money. After that date, the department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO or F&O) have changed their plans. They are now closing whole stations instead of a removing a few men! The news article below is well written and explains what […]

Reprint – The Great Pacific Garbage Reality

May 27, 2012 – copied from the LA Times The great Pacific garbage reality. It’s not tsunami debris we should fear; it’s the trash clogging our oceans – Usha Lee McFarling I received permission today to reprint this article written by Usha Lee McFarling supporting the theory expressed in my story  Japanese Debris On The BC Coast – […]

Life on Nootka Lighthouse c. 1950s

Here is another story from Ms. Juanita (Swanson) DuLong. She was a young girl on most of these stations, but living there, and hearing stories from her parents, she has created   lighthouse memories from the 1950s time. Her older stories are found here, here and here. One more to come she says.  It is said that for […]