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Blogs

Refuelling a Lighthouse

British Columbia (BC) lighthouses mostly have diesel generators unless they are close enough to a large town or city to allow a power cable to run to them. So how does one refuel a lighthouse as most of them are sitting fairly high above the water line and very distant from a local gas station? Well, thanks to […]

Oh No! Not Another Accident!

 This story could be titled Oh no, not another accident or to be more truthful How to give a helicopter a bath! If you keep up with aviation news you may have heard about a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) helicopter that crashed in the Arctic. (Possible)Related posts: Lighthouse Collections – Lapel Pins What a Nice […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Two

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   Click the image or use this link to see the National Geographic article If All the Ice Melted.   ****************************  Navigational Light to be Fixed Atop Marriott HotelMay 16, 2013 by KNEWS filed under news Port Georgetown Lighthouse, GuyanaThe Marriott Hotel […]

Moving Day 1970s

One of the problems with moving to another lighthouse was that everything had to be crated and or well-packed to withstand the dangers of the transportation and handling by ship and/or helicopter. It also had to survive unexpected falls and/or water damage, both fresh and salt. When my wife Karen and I first moved on […]

Santa Claus Visits Lighthouses Too!

Besides the mail, the other most important event on the lighthouses was the arrival of Santa Claus! 1 One cannot imagine the excitement of the kids during the week before the scheduled Santa arrival. Depending on the station, this could take place anywhere from December 6th to December 18th. Couldn’t leave it much later otherwise […]