Mise Tales Thirty

 

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

Sisiman's Lighthouse, Bataan

 

A lovely Black & White (B&W) shot of Sisiman lighthouse in Sisiman Bay, Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines. Click the photo for a larger version on Flickr

 

 

Pink St Mary's Lighthouse by the Chicken Wing - FlickrAnd another photo from Flickr of St. Mary’s lighthouse in Whitley Bay in the north east of England which is currently being lit up pink as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Again, please click the photo for a larger version.

 

 

Image2And a third Flickr photo showing a lighthouse at night. This one is unique in that it show the loom of the light – the wide skirt or beam of light that follows the lens as it rotates. This is usually not visible at a distance, but only in the immediate vicinity of the lighthouse at night due to dust particles and/or fog in the air.

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lighthouse plansDo you want to build a lighthouse for outdoors or indoors? Loads of plans available on this GoBookee website. I noticed the top three plans required credit card validation (no charges) but I am leery of this so skipped them. The rest of the links are for PDF documents which download freely – lots of plans and information to keep you busy all winter! The photo at the left is just one of many.

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Plum Beach LighthouseDeadline looming for Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate orders – what a way to raise money for your favourite lighthouse!

Oct 29, 2013 6:04 AM CST By Bryan Monaghan – email NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. 

If you’re interested in getting a Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate in time for Christmas, get your order in soon.

The Friends of the Plum Beach Lighthouse say orders must be in by the end of October, to get the plates made in time.

Proceeds from the plates help pay for operations at the lighthouse, including upkeep and yearly inspections.

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Angels Gate

 

100th Anniversary of the Angels Gate Lighthouse, San Pedro, California,  also in Wikipedia

 

 

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logoNorthern Lighthouse Project

The Astronomy North Society will work with partners and sponsors to design, install and maintain a series of rooftop lighthouses in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. These lighthouses will be used to raise local awareness of space weather, geomagnetic storms, and the science and splendor of the aurora borealis. . . . more

Beacon for Northern lights

Yellowknife will have something other than the aurora lighting up the night sky starting tonight.

Five concrete lighthouses have been installed this week by Astronomy North at high-traffic areas of the city which will shine either blue, green, or red, depending on solar activity. The non-profit organization calls the initiative the Northern Lighthouse Project.

“On Friday night, Yellowknife will become the first community in the world to have its own space weather alert system – an early warning system for geomagnetic storms,” said James Pugsley, president of Astronomy North.

These storms determine the intensity of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern lights.

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Is anybody interested in a job as a Sous Chef in a lighthouse? Lighthouse Restaurant that is!

Senior Sous Chef – Parkers’ Lighthouse (Long Beach)

Parkers Lighthouse

 Parkers’ Lighthouse in Long Beach, CA has an excellent culinary opportunity for a seasoned Sous Chef who will provide strong support for back of the house operations. We offer competitive compensation, benefit plans (medical, dental, 401(k)), and professional development.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: . . . see more

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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 PC/Mac program called Minecraft. This may not be to everybody’s interest but I am sure there are a few of my readers out there who play the game and might be interested.

I have never explored Minecraft, but a short description will more than help you understand the fascination. I might even give it a try. You all know my fascination with Lego!

Minecraft: What The Hell It Is

The literal description: Minecraft is a first-person, free to play indie PC/Mac game created by one person, with crafting, building and exploration at its center. The graphics are straight out of 1991. There are no characters and there is no story. There are none of the “production values” that define gaming these days, but within those narrow confines lies one of the most innovative and endlessly fascinating game in existence… and it’s still in Alpha.

While there are various versions and builds available out, there are three basic play-modes to Minecraft: Single Player Creative, Multiplayer Creative, and Single Player Survival. All three plop you down into a huge, open world, filled with different natural resources you can exploit and bend to your will.

Single Player Creative mode is like an infinite LEGO set. You can create fantastic structures out of basic building blocks all day if you’d like. You can try it out for free, in-browser, right here. Multiplayer Creative is the same deal, with others. – g4tv.com

So, here is a short video on how to build a Minecraft lighthouse:

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Building a Lighthouse – McInnes Island c. 1953

McInnes Island (marker with "A" - left) & Shearwater (far lower right)

McInnes Island had a light since 1921. There still are the remains of a wood post and a cement footing high on the SW corner of the island. But then in the early 1950s the Canadian government let a contract to build a lighthouse on the island. This was awarded to Stewart & Slade Construction who worked through 1953 and 1954 to complete the construction.

Ken Stewart 1953

In August of 1953,1 a young man, aged 19 years old at the time, was in the work crew hired by Stewart and Slade Construction. He was actually a relative of the boss as his Dad owned the company! His name was Ken Stewart and he worked with a group of other young men to build the lighthouse. Continue reading