Mise Tales Fifteen

 

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Some of these stories and articles are a bit late for Halloween, but better late than never, especially when lighthouses are a year-round topic!

The Fog – Best Scary Movie Starring Point Reyes Lighthouse

You may have heard of this John Carpenter film – myself, I have never seen it. I was going to write about it, but May, the author at Completely Coastal has done such a good job, I thought I would turn you over to her. Enjoy . . . [link]

A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths. – Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

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Lighthouse Switchback India Pale Ale (IPA)

The Province October 20, 2012

This is the first in a series of reviews on the new wave of British Columbia India Pale Ales (IPAs). This province already produces some Continue reading

Mise Tales Fourteen

 

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A Lighthouse Opera?

I had never heard of a lighthouse opera until now, and being not a fan of operas, I was a bit skeptical as well. OK, I found a Youtube video of The Lighthouse, an opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and I am not impressed. This is a short ten (10) minute cut from the opera.

 
October 12, 2012 – Now, I came across another review in The Telegraph of a different performance by the English Touring Opera. The comments were:

Few instances of that staple mystery, the unexplained maritime vanishing (as in the Mary Celeste or the Bermuda Triangle) can be more baffling than that of the three keepers who dematerialised without trace from their lighthouse in the Hebrides in 1900.
Peter Maxwell Davies’s fictionalised reconstruction of this tale has been hugely successful since its premiere in 1980, and Continue reading

Mise Tales Thirteen

 

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More Lighthouse Wallpaper (Photos)

There are some beautiful scenes here to light up your computer Desktop. All are free to download in small to x-large sizes.

 

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Lighthouse Watch add-on for Firefox browser. A unique hand-drawn lighthouse scene for the Firefox browser, plus a desktop wallpaper as well. You must log-in to your Firefox Add-ons account to install and store it on your computer.

 

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Mise Tales Twelve

 

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Do You Want to Buy a Foghorn?

Aberdeen’s Torry Coo on the market for £5,000
Buyers lining up for foghorn

Published: 28/09/2012 Evening Express

A famous foghorn in Aberdeen has sparked a bidding war between prospective buyers desperate to own a piece of Scottish history.

And property agents revealed several offers made for the much-loved Torry Coo in Aberdeen were “well in excess” of the asking price.

The Northern Lighthouse Board put the 110-year-old horn and store building on the market in July with a price tag of £5,000, but several mystery bidders want to get their hands on the Category A listed structure. Continue reading

Mise Tales Eleven

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This is too cute not to show you all. I discovered this page by accident, and could not stop going oooh and ahhh! It is priceless, and I mean that literally, as this item is a one of a kind according to the experts. According to the article:

The object is an early 19th century miniature musical automaton movement that controls a nautical scene. The scene features a gilt lighthouse set on cliffs of green and brown painted wood. A gilded ship sits on a painted sea in front of the cliffs. The ship rocks to and fro as though in a storm while a (then unidentified) tune plays on a plucked comb. more ->

 More information here on the Automata / Automaton blog.

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I know many people do not use checks/cheques these days, but if you do, AND you like lighthouses, here is a company that produces Lighthouse Checks!

Check out checkadvantage.com for these checks. They have four different designs which you can see on their website. I will keep them in mind for my next batch of cheques.

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OK, here’s another one. A lighthouse on a USA Waterfowl Hunting Stamp. I know there are lighthouses on Postage Stamps, but never realized they did it for Hunting Stamps. Are there any more out there? This one is for 1994 and shows Oak island lighthouse. The full story is here on the Southport Times website.

Mise Tales Ten

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 I saw this first item and immediately liked it. It is a screen print from Marcus Walters Shop. The website says:

A two colour water based screen print – featuring Marcus Walters’ distinctive artwork. Each print is a limited edition and is signed and numbered by the artist, and hand printed in our studio on 310gsm Arboreta paper. Size: 297mm x 420mm (A3)

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 Refuge visitors can take away a slice of historic lighthouse

145-year-old window panes turned into medallions

CHINCOTEAGUE — What does one do with piles of broken, historic glass?

Beth Hanback asked herself that question in 2009 after 145-year-old window panes were removed from Assateague Lighthouse’s lantern room.

“I thought, ‘Well, I can melt it down and make something out of it,'” said Hanback, executive director of the Chincoteague Natural History Association, a nonprofit group involved with lighthouse restoration. Continue reading

Mise Tales Nine

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LIGHTHOUSE GIN – A BEACON OF HOPE FOR GIN LOVERS EVERYWHERE

I am planning on making a post later on the use of the lighthouse symbol in advertising, but this advertisement for Lighthouse Gin from New Zealand came across my desk and it was too good not to mention.

Nicely designed website, New Zealand product, lots of information, and some delightful recipes for those that like gin.

The source for this link actually came from The Dominion Post website in new Zealand that had a recipe for Gin and Tonic cake. One of the ingredients was this Lighthouse Gin, so I just had to research it.

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This seems to be turning into an advertising Misc Tales post. Today I found this website for Lighthouse FTO Coffee Bright & Light produced by the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, USA. At $12.99 US it is not too bad a price.

For the lighthouse collector, there are several more varieties available in different cans, so you will have to drink a lot of coffee to make up the whole collection!

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Mise Tales Eight

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I love lighthouse wallpaper. I have never heard of Pinterest, but combine the two and you get something like the photo at the left. The Pinterest  name is derived from “pin your interests” – sort of a neat idea. Anyways, this is a display that someone made of lighthouses, with links to their sources. Quite nice!

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new Zealand house photos

OK, you like lighthouses. What if you had lots of money? What would you build? A couple in New Zealand built a house that resembles a lighthouse . . . well, a little bit! Take a look. There are two sources; the first copied from the second, but unless you can read Russian, the first is better!

Lighthouse In Marine Style In New Zealand

Бегущая по волнам: 3 маленьких дома в настоящем морском стиле из Испании и Новой Зеландии (Running on the waves: 3 small homes in the nautical style from Spain and New Zealand – translated by Google Translate). The website is called Design Remont in English.

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Mise Tales Seven

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Lovely Desktop Lighthouse Wallpapers. Lots of photos.

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The Lighthouse by Mathew Welch

Submitted: Saturday, November 25, 2006
Edited: Saturday, November 27, 2010
from the Poem Hunter

Into the night like a cold staring eye
It lights the way for the crew
Up on the cliff it sits so high
Creating safe passage and view
All through the night

Into the harbour the ship lays at rest
Unscratched and afloat
The work of the house was at its best
To give guidance to the tiny boat
In the dark, it was the light 

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Mise Tales Six

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Quite a miscellaneous selection this time – mostly humour. The first is a cool Snickers candy bar advertisement, again with a lighthouse theme. Does anybody have any other lighthouse advertising?

Big job to go? Get on with it.

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