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Inside Passage Ferry Trip to Visit Some of the Lighthouses

The idea for this story came from an article in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. I asked for permission to reprint it here for all to see, and they said I would have to pay them. This was an article about the Inside Passage ferry trip with mention of a couple of lighthouses – very few […]

Then You’ve Got to Clean Them!

Nice fish eh? This one is a forty-seven (47)  pound (21.3 kg) Spring Salmon. (Possible)Related posts: Now You Have to Cook Them! West Coast Recipes – Part One Triple Island Lighthouse is a Great Place to Fish! Powered by YARPP.

Tidelines and Ocean Currents

Tidelines – it is spelled both ways but I prefer the one-word form. A tideline, according to Wikipedia,  refers to where two currents in the ocean converge (or meet). Driftwood, floating seaweed, foam, and other floating debris may accumulate, forming sinuous lines called tidelines. The topic of this article came about after I saw the photo above.The photo actually […]

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 […]

Chrome Island – a few photos for you

I received the following email from a friend on August 12, 2013: “Pictures of Chrome Island Lighthouse taken by Bruce’ssister-in-law  from Bruce’s brother’s living room at their home in Bowser, BC.”   View Chrome Island in a larger map   If you view the larger map you can see the points I have placed on the map showing […]

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 […]

Reprint – Ocean Requiem

Please take a look at this short video called Ocean Requiem Amazing short film shows why we must protect our oceans It is hosted on the TreeHugger website and is well worth watching, especially in full screen mode. A quote from the website: Ocean Requiem is a short film by Howard Hall, with original music by Alan Williams. […]

Picture BC – a New Website

My website here is about British Columbia (BC) lighthouses and the environment surrounding them. Just recently a good friend sent me an email to a website called Picture BC, a delightful photo and video tour of the province of British Columbia, Canada – as beautiful now as when it was created in 2008. According to […]

Reprint – So I Wanted to Own a Lighthouse: Diary of a Light Keeper

What are Canadians going to do with all their discontinued lighthouses? Always uppermost in the mind is making a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) out of one, as this will attract tourists, provide finances for upkeep, and let people see what it was like to live and work in a lighthouse. Well, Craig Morrison in the […]

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 […]