Mise Tales Fifteen

Mise Tales Fifteen


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

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)


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 of the best IPAs in Canada and arguably North America – I’m looking at you, Red Racer and Fat Tug – but that doesn’t deter craft brewers releasing new takes on the style into an increasingly crowded marketplace.


Lighthouse already had an IPA in its range when head brewer Dean McLeod was challenged to make a bolder, more distinctive West Coast-style brew. – The Province


Sakai City Japan and Its Lighthouse

Our canal boat tour took us around much of the old city that has now been taken over by thriving industries, and all the way out to sea past water-lock gates that rose immensely, but which still proved lower against the recent tsunami.

Past the old port that still serves as a modest harbor rose a statue of the Lady Dragon of the Sea, resplendent if all in white, with a curving stylized sculpture beside her to represent the waves of destiny.

Then there was the old Western-style lighthouse completed in 1877 by the historic harbor — done in wood, the shingles painted white. It doesn’t function anymore, but rather stands now as yet another symbol of Sakai’s rich heritage, even as this continues to accept the inroads of modernity.


October 31, 2012 –  VISAKHAPATNAM, India

Iconic beacon of harbour set to be restored

The iconic beacon of the Visakhapatnam harbour, which went dark in the 1960s, is all set to be restored and revived.

The 59-ft round tower with gallery and lantern, which was a transit line lighthouse directing ships into the harbour channel, went out of service in 1962. The Visakhapatnam Port Trust had the structure plastered and doors and windows installed to protect it. . . . more


Musical Lighthouse Snow Globe

Shake it up, wind up the music box and listen to the “Deck the Halls” as glittery snow falls around the lighthouse scene complete with a horse drawn carriage in front of the keeper’s house. Base also has a colourful lighthouse scene applied to it – with tall ships, a countryside church, carriages, and of course – a lighthouse. Glass base and globe. Gift boxed. Approximately 5 1/2″ high.


St. Augustine Lighthouse Light Painting Animation

St. Augustine, the [US] nation’s oldest city, has a long history and reputation for being haunted. The St. Augustine lighthouse is a world-famous haunt, where a former caretaker is said to roam its spiraled stairs, along with two children who may have died there. Check out this awesomely spooky light painting animation created by Brady Bigalke.

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Retired (2001) British Columbia lighthouse keeper after 32 years on the lights.

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