Stories Too Short to Post

Stories Too Short to Post

Stories and miscellaneous lighthouse news that does not require a story, but may interest the readers.  These I will store here for reference.


November 19, 2012New Point Loma Lighthouse

A replacement for the Historic Point Loma Lighthouse, this working lighthouse is used by the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse has been fully automated since 1973, which unfortunately does not mean it is run by robots. Look for the keeper’s quarters nearby—they were used as a setting in Top Gun. See also: Top Gun Beach House.

Vlaming Head lighthouse is the only lighthouse in the world that still runs on kerosene fuel. Picture: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

October 15, 2012 – Exmouth’s historic guardian

Exmouth is home to the Vlaming Head Lighthouse, the only lighthouse in the world that still runs on kerosene fuel.

This December, the historical artefact marks 100 years of lighting up the beautiful North West town and with this, comes a week-long celebration.

Originally named the North West Cape Lighthouse on Vlaming Head, the lighthouse’s story began five years before it was opened.


August 03, 2012 – (Chennai, India) Lighthouses to become tourist destinations

Vasan said that in spite of technological advances in aids to navigation, the guard on functioning of lighthouses have not been lowered and adding more lighthouses in order to provide more support to our fishermen.

Vasan also informed that the proposal for establishing a lighthouse at Vembar in Tuticorin district has been approved for which initial works were being carried out.

The Minister further informed that though lighthouses are located at remote locations, the scenic looks in the environs of the lighthouses are breathtaking. He reminded that last year, he had announced a scheme for promotion of tourism at the lighthouses. 

August 03, 2012 – Global Networking at the 2012 International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend

Technology in our time races forward at lightning and sometimes frightening speed. But have you ever wondered what would happen if our communications technology failed on a local or global scale?

It may seem like a question for science fiction fans but in a real disaster, the solution to communication already exists and is wonderfully preserved by small groups of dedicated Ham Radio Clubs and Lighthouse Stations.

August 03, 2012 – Loop Head Lighthouse To Hit The Air Waves

 Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare will be amongst hundreds of lighthouses and lightships worldwide to participate in a unique event aimed at promoting public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration.

The Limerick Radio Club, comprising members from Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Tipperary, will broadcast non-stop for 48 hours from the West Clare Lighthouse on August 18-19th as part of the 15th International Lighthouse /Lightship Weekend (ILLW). During the broadcast, visitors to the lighthouse will be able to listen into communications with some of the other participating ham radio operators broadcasting from 400 other lighthouses and lightships in 50 countries. 

The annual event, which is conducted under the sponsorship of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group (AARG) in Scotland, is always held on the third full weekend in August starting at 0001 UTC on Saturday and finishing at 2359 UTC on Sunday. It also coincides on the Sunday with International Lighthouse Day, an event organised by the Association of Lighthouse Keepers whereby many world lighthouses are open to the public for the day.

 June 16, 2012 – Coast Guard: Fog signal cannon is oldest artefact Not many of these left around. I have never seen one. More on the lighthouse and cannon here.



June 16, 2012 – Paddling to the Sabine Pass Lighthouse -Now this is an interesting structure for a lighthouse. Too bad the stairs are gone. It would be interesting to see from up top.



June 13, 2012 – Acadia National Park Quarter Products On Sale

June 12, 2012 – ‘Britain’s most isolated street’ on the market for £1m If you’re plagued by noisy neighbours or simply enjoy your own company, this could be the location for you.

A terrace of clifftop Pembrokeshire cottages dubbed ‘Britain’s most isolated street’ is on the market for just under a million pounds.

The five lighthouse-keepers cottages at St Ann’s Head have been lying empty for a decade but are now being sold by Trinity House, who run all lighthouses in England and Wales. More information here (link).

Boon island lighthouse

 June 12, 2012 – Government seeks new owner for Maine lighthouse 

Bidding for the lighthouse will be opened to the public if no suitable agency or group expresses interest.



June 03, 2012 – The 1886 Southport lighthouse overlooks the marina in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.


June 03, 2012 – Archaeological tours available at St. Augustine lighthouse, Florida, USA

Look what the people have done with this lighthouse! Fantastic!

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program announces Archaeo Tours, an exclusive 90-minute tour into parts of the Historic Light Station not available with general admission, including the maritime archaeology laboratory facilities.


May 31, 2012 A glimpse of the sunken lighthouse





The Patek Philippe lighthouse watch sold for more than double its estimate!



May 29, 2012 – What’s going on here? Should “Big Red” lighthouse be renamed” Big Pink?”




May 27, 2012 – Nantucket Lightship /LV-112 will open for tours



May 25, 2012 – Point No Point Lighthouse (photo)



May 20, 2012 – Past the remote at a Newfoundland lighthouse inn (Quirpon island, NFLD, Canada)



April 04, 2012 – Polar bear has close encounter with lighthouse workers 


April 29, 2012 –  Grace Darling letter up for sale

April 29, 2012 – Book Review – Ghost Islands of Nova Scotia

April 29, 2012 – Oak Island, NS – On the Trail of Pirate Booty

April 27, 2012 – Rubjerg Knude: The Lighthouse Buried in Sand


March 15, 2009 – The buoy/lighthouse tender Granuaile heading out to sea after leaving Rosslare, Ireland

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

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