What a Beautiful Picture of a Lighthouse – NOT!

Ketchikan_AlaskaSometimes when researching an article or photo I come across a beautiful picture of a lighthouse that I just must have for my collection, screensaver, or . . . you know the feeling.

Well, I received a PowerPoint file (.PPS) the other day in an email and it had a lot of photos of European towns, as well as two lighthouse photos (photos 11 and 44 in the PPS file) – the one above, and the one at the bottom of this article.  Continue reading

FOR SALE – Official Navigational Aid

It seems that this guy in Sitka, Alaska built a house and lighthouse and had it approved as an Official Navigational Aid by the US Coast Guard as the Rockwell Lighthouse. The place is  for sale (January 2012). Attached below is the advertisement from Sitka Realty service.

Anyone interested? It’s a steal!

(This is only a photo of the webpage - none of the links work)

Some lovely photos of the inside and outside of this house on Old House Dreams website.

As for the term Official Navigational Aid, Canada also does it sometimes.

Do You Have a Photo of Me Mid-1978?

– Rand Grant (relief keeper on Triple Island June – July 1978)

Melville Island - looking NW from Triple - photo Rand Grant (Flickr)

The story is in reference to the photo at right, Rand writes: 

The large Island is Melville. Prince Rupert lies just beyond this. The tanker is on it’s way into Prince Rupert Port. One of the deepest and busiest on the west coast of British Columbia. 

One evening back in ’78 [while stationed on Triple Island], I noticed an Alaskan Cruise ship on it’s way by. I walked up to the roof; it was a beautiful summer evening; I was curious, so started waving my arms over my head, back and forth. I actually witnessed that ship light-up with so many flash-bulbs that it made me laugh.  Continue reading