Some Canadian Lighthouses Granted Heritage Status

Parks Canada has released a list of 74 lighthouses that have been granted heritage status.Here’s the list of lighthouses:
British Columbia (21)
Active Pass on Mayne Island.
Boat Bluff on Sarah Island in the Kitimat-Stikine area.
Cape Beale in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
Cape Mudge on Quadra Island.
Carmanah Point in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Dryad Point on B.C.’s Central Coast.
East Point on Saturna Island
Egg Island at Port Hardy.
Entrance Island at Nanaimo.
Estevan Point on Vancouver Island.
Fisgard at Colwood.
Green Island at Prince Rupert.
Langara Point at Masset.
McInnes Island on Milbanke Sound near Kitimat.
Merry Island along the Sunshine Coast.
Nootka at Yuquot, Vancouver Island.
Pachena Point in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
Pulteney Point at Port McNeill.
Sheringham Point at Shirley on Vancouver Island.
Trial Islands at Oak Bay.
Triple Islands in the Skeena-Queen Charlotte area.

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Mise Tales Thirty-Five


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

Britain StormsJanuary 07, 2014 – People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break, on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall) . . . more

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Triple Island – Inside the Lighthouse – 2012

Triple Island


In June 22, 2011 I published an article about the Triple Island 3rd order lens which has now been replaced with a flashlight (see the article).

I have never spent any work time on Triple Island, but I have landed there once or twice with the Coast Guard helicopters as a passenger. I never did have any time to explore.

Triple Island - distant from Prince Rupert

There are two lighthouse keepers on Triple Island who rotate every twenty-eight (28) days with two other keepers. I always wondered what it would be like to live there in this day and age.

One of the keepers, my friend Glenn Borgens, has sent me some wonderful photos of the inside of the Triple Island lighthouse that I am going to share with you. For twenty-eight days, it looks like a comfortable place to live and work. Continue reading