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What Happens If You Break It?

Classic Fresnel Lighthouse Lenses   (Youtube) Another benefit of Facebook (FB), if you subscribe to the right channels, is the notification of new webpages. In this case a friend on Sentinelles des Mer (FB) led me to their webpage in Belgium www.sentinelles-des-mers.be again in French in case you clicked on the first link already. What a beautiful […]

Cruising the Inside Passage

Many of the British Columbia lighthouses, manned and unmanned, are along BC’s world-famous Inside Passage. Today I came across a new story on the Internet about this fabulous trip and it is onboard the new BC Ferries vessel vessel MV Northern Expedition (aka NorEx). MV Northern Expedition The article is called Cruising the Inside Passage from explore […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lighthouse in a Mason Jar

Bass Harbor Head Light – Adding to the mind-blowing natural landscape of Mount Desert Island is the Bass Harbor Light. It was built 1858 for $5000 and is located located at the tip of Northeast Harbor. This morning shot also captured a full moon to the left. The first time I saw this I was amazed! […]

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 […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Nine

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. A beautiful view of the Nazare lighthouse at Praia do Norte outside the Portuguese fishing village of Nazare, Portugal. It is back dropped by what may be the world’s highest surfing wave.Article and photos on the National Post Sports page.  *************************** (Possible)Related posts: […]

Who Says Lighthouses Are Old Fashioned?

  Can you imagine a lighthouse being used as an aeronautical beacon? Well there is one. It is in the United States at Boston’s Logan Airport and it uses the Boston Lighthouse as a visual marker for Visual Flight Rule (VFR) landings. See the copy of the aeronautical chart below: (Possible)Related posts: Travel – Australian […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Five

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Edgartown Lighthouse Charm Bangle The first colony on Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown is known primarily for its preserved 19th century seaport, picturesque harbor, and whaling traditions. Depicted on an Expandable Wire Bangle, the Edgartown Lighthouse is a beacon of light for generations of […]