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Lighthouses of Brazil

A friend of mine from the Coast Guard, Abe VanOeveren, now retired, loves to travel to Brazil. Knowing I was running this site he asked if I wanted photos of the lighthouses he comes across in his travels. My answer was a definite YES! So, below are photos sent to me by Abe. I am […]

Reprint – In the Sanctuary of the White Bear

A rare white ‘spirit bear’ in the BC temperate rainforest. Photo: Ian McAllister / pacificwild.org. In the sanctuary of the White Bear by Canadian Poet Lorna Crozier 17th November 2013   Poet Lorna Crozier vists the Great Bear Rainforest in BC, Canada and finds a fragile paradise imbued with myth, meaning and magic for local indigenous […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Eight

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Has anyone seen the movie released in 2009 entitled The Lovely Bones? It features a fictitious lighthouse marking the entrance way to heaven in a thoroughly entertaining film. “Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family […]

Reprint – Are We Nearly Where Yet?

  From the Condé Nast Traveller October 2012 by Tony Cross Are we nearly where yet? NORWAY If your eyesight isn’t quite what it was, you may need a hand spotting this luxury lighthouse that is set to become a cult destination for lovers of the Northern Lights. You can see the red roof and white […]

I Could Not Have Said It Better!

UN-CRUISE Blog Five Finger Lighthouse October 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM by Alyson By Alison, Expedition Guide, Wilderness Discoverer  Throughout the season, our boat passed the Five Finger Lighthouse in Frederick Sound. The story about the great fire of 1933 and the lighthouse refit was shared by guides, but upon reflection, we never covered what this lighthouse symbolized for […]

Visiting the BC Coast Lighthouses

Do you want to visit some of British Columbia lighthouses? A lot of them are isolated, but there are a few that tourists can easily see. Some of these are manned; some are automated. One of the best websites for finding the location of the  lighthouses is Ron Ammundsen’s Lighthouses of British Columbia website. On […]

Mise Tales Thirteen

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   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.   ******************************* Lighthouse Watch add-on for Firefox browser. A unique hand-drawn lighthouse scene for the Firefox […]

Reprint – Finders Keepers

Finders keepersPublished: 31/07/2012 with permission from the Aberdeen Press and Journal Earlier this month, we revealed that the Northern Lighthouse Board was selling off three lighthouses near Stonehaven, Lossiemouth and Thurso, with price tags ranging from £75,000 to £270,000 – along with a foghorn at Girdleness, in Aberdeen.All the buildings, once a beacon for sailors […]

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 […]

Illness at Boat Bluff Lighthouse 1970s

The following memory was passed on to me by Margit Losel. It happened during their time at Boat Bluff in the years 1977 – 1980. They were lucky! They were able to get off and on the lighthouse. Some stations were too isolated for this method to work. – retlkpr ************************* We were living on […]