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Mise Tales Forty-Six

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 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 […]

Mise Tales Forty-Four

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 bits of information, when it is removed from the front page, will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales. That way you can keep track of […]

Fishing Boats of the BC Coast

Fishing boats do not have anything to do with lighthouses you say! Well they do, because without fishing boats (plus vessels of other types) and the men that man them we would have no need for manned lighthouses, so fishing boats are important for lighthouses and the British Columbia (BC) economy. Trolling, Seining, Gillnetting – […]

What Light Is That?

What light is that? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe when reading a magazine, seeing an advertisement, or watching a movie – what lighthouse is that? Where is that lighthouse? Well this happened to me while I was watching the first of the Jason Bourne movies  – The Bourne Identity (IMDb) Eight (8) […]

Book – The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1)

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1) – A new book by John M. MacFarlane 2014 This is a must have for all BC boat lovers. Click the photo for the webpage. (Possible)Related posts: For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Why We Need MORE Lighthouses in British Columbia Book […]

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 […]

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 Twenty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. August 26, 2013 Vancouver Sun Keeping the light on at Point Atkinson  When the Point Atkinson lighthouse was built 130 years ago, it was designed to protect shippers in the Strait of Georgia. Now the lighthouse itself is in need of a […]

Reprint – A Grain of Beach Sand – Photography Book by Gary Greenberg

Reprinted with permission from Maya at the Completely Coastal website. Her article was published September 7, 2012 and can be found here. A Grain of Beach Sand – Photography Book by Gary Greenberg“To see a world in a grain of sand…” These are the words of William Blake. Artist and scientist Gary Greenberg takes them […]

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 […]