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Book – The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1)

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1) – A new book by John M. MacFarlane 2014 This is a must have for all BC boat lovers. Click the photo for the webpage. (Possible)Related posts: For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Why We Need MORE Lighthouses in British Columbia Book […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Nine

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short information will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales when it is removed from the front page. That way you can keep track of […]

Wolf Trap Lighthouse For Sale

Back in February 2013 I posted the article below on my front page: Wolf Trap Lighthouse for Sale The lighthouse is for sale for $249,500 by a private owner. It was first offered for nonprofit and historical properties under the Lighthouse Preservation Act, but it was auctioned when it received no offers in 2005. Laura Pierce […]

DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse

 I knew this would get your attention! The author says: Looking for a simple project to decorate your yard? Why not make this DIY clay pot lighthouse? For more information check out the Owner Builder Network (OBN). Let me know if you made one – send me a photo and I will publish it. (Possible)Related […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. ***************************** [youtube url=”http://youtu.be/b3e7CDg8a3g”] Here is a great video taken on board the Coast Guard ship CCGS Sir Wilfred Laurier as it services the mountain-top radio sites using the onboard helicopter. Great shots of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwai) and the old lighthouse […]

Early 1900’s Tin Lighthouse Windup Toy with Four Airplanes

This item appeared on ebay recently and became an instant hit. On the ebay website it was described as: DESCRIPTION: This is a very unusual and rare early aviation airplane toy called “Light-house Aero-Planes”. It is marked on the toy and box “Mfgd. By Valentine Sandberg N.Y. Pat. Appd. For”. Included is a partial original box, lighthouse tower, 4 […]

Learning From Nature – Improving LEDs

This is NOT a religious rant so please bear with me. Two Jehovah’s Witnesses dropped by the other day and left after a short time, leaving me with copies of their two publications – Awake! and The Watchtower. As I deposited them on the kitchen table I noticed on the back page of the February […]

Reprint – Sentinels Encased in Ice

Sentinels Encased in Ice by Elinor DeWire from WeatherWise November-December 2011      The ice was here, the ice was thereThe ice was all around;I t cracked and growled, and roared and howledLike noise in a swound…—Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe Rime of the Ancient Mariner Caption: St. Joseph Pierhead in Michigan as it appeared on December […]