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Amphitrite Lighthouse

Amphitrite Lighthouse is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is automated and closed to the public, but one can get close enough for photos. The photos above (all 80 of them) were taken by my friend  Ghislain Bonneau, a west coast painter and photographer. (Possible)Related posts: Art – Ghislain […]

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 […]

Shine Bright Like A Lighthouse. A Love Affair With Maritime History.

Shine Bright Like A Lighthouse. A Love Affair With Maritime History. John Sylvester, Country Magazine May 15, 2014 Having grown up in Nova Scotia, I have fond memories of scrambling over the curved granite whaleback rocks below my aunt’s cottage near the community of Peggy’s Cove. Even though that’s the home of Nova Scotia’s most famous […]

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 Forty

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 […]

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 […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Eight

  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 […]

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 […]

Message In A Bottle

My title here Message in a Bottle is also the title of a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and based on a novel with the same name by Nicholas Sparks, but in this case it refers to something completely different! Most people think of a message in a bottle as a beachcomber’s […]