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Mise Tales Twenty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. August 26, 2013 Vancouver Sun Keeping the light on at Point Atkinson  When the Point Atkinson lighthouse was built 130 years ago, it was designed to protect shippers in the Strait of Georgia. Now the lighthouse itself is in need of a […]

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii (High-Da Gwi my pronunciation) literally means “Islands of the Haida People”, informally but formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands (QCI) and the Charlottes, is an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, populated mostly by first nations Haida people. Langara Point Lighthouse courtesy of Langara Fishing Adventures on Flickr (Possible)Related posts: […]

Another Group Protecting the BC Coast

Published on 7 Aug 2013 by the Rainforest Conservation Foundation Documentary Film about the Great Bear Rainforest Youth Paddle – www.gbryouthpaddle.org In June 2012, a group of Quest university students travelled to the Great Bear Rainforest, through BC’s Inside Passage and arrived in the remote First Nations community of Hartley Bay. Here, we learned firsthand about […]

Unwanted Salmon Are Needlessly Killed

As a lighthouse keeper I was interested in fishing, and sometimes paused to watch the seine fishermen catch fish. I retired twelve (12) years ago, and even at that time the practices in the following video were allowed by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Well, maybe not allowed, but never monitored. I […]

Mystery Lighthouse!

The photo above was in a website for a Canadian west coast (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) resort. This is the actual view from one of the rooms. I could just imagine being there myself and seeing the waves beat up against the lighthouse island as I relaxed in comfort within the resort. I even knew […]

Columbia III – Another Mission Boat, Another Missionary

  On October 14, 2011 I wrote the article Thomas Crosby V – One of the “Bookboats” which described the church mission boat from the United Church of Canada. Now, a good friend Carol Jeffrey found a reference to a new mission boat, the Columbia III which worked for the Columbia Coast Mission from the Anglican […]

Re-inventing the Wheel, er, The Paddleboard

  This not a lighthouse story, but it shows what interests a lighthouse keeper. If you live near the sea, you are always interested in ways and means of travelling, fishing , and exploring on the ocean. It is only natural. Here is my newest find – a SUP! **************************** After posting the story “Stand” – […]

Reprint – “Stand” – An Adventure Documentary

  Stand – Power Teaser  [media url=”http://vimeo.com/52119128″ width=”400″ height=”350″] [private]http://lighthousememories.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Vimeo-.mp4[/private]  from b4apres media PLUS   STAND, presented by Quiksilver Waterman, will take viewers on a journey through the waters of B.C.’s west coast. Through the stories of an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, the efforts of expedition stand-up […]

West Coast Recipes – Part One

  I thought this might be interesting for people in other parts of the world who read this website. There are many food recipes associated with the West Coast of Canada and USA – many from the First Nations people, and many from the residents be they mariners, lighthouse keepers, villagers, prospectors, hunters or others. […]

For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

  January 19, 2013 – As of today’s date the property has not sold! OK, it’s NOT a lighthouse, but it is a light, and it is on your own private island. Well, it could be yours if you have $75, 000, 000 to spare! We can always dream! If you wanted you could build […]