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Happy Birthday to Lighthouse Memories!

One year ago today I signed up with HostPapa, a Canadian website service provider, after having purchased my domain name, and learned how to use WordPress, lighthousememories.ca became known on the Internet. So today is the 1st anniversary of the website know as Lighthouse Memories. Before that time, the site had been running for seven […]

Another Lighthouse Destroyed by the Sea! 1967

  On February 18, 1967 at 00:30 hours, a giant wall of water slammed into Pine Island, destroying buildings and washing away equipment and personal possessions. [B&W photo left] The following article describes it well.(If anyone knows the author, or or where this article came from, please let me know so I can give credit. […]

Reprint – The Great Pacific Garbage Reality

May 27, 2012 – copied from the LA Times The great Pacific garbage reality. It’s not tsunami debris we should fear; it’s the trash clogging our oceans – Usha Lee McFarling I received permission today to reprint this article written by Usha Lee McFarling supporting the theory expressed in my story  Japanese Debris On The BC Coast – […]

What is Harper Afraid of? – by Franke James

The full content of this pictograph is available here on Franke James website. Please read it, send a letter, even if you live outside Canada, to let the Canadian Prime Minister know that what he is doing is WRONG! More –> (Possible)Related posts: For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Reprint – “Stand” […]

“MV Queen of Prince Rupert” Aground in Gunboat Pass 1982

“MV Queen of Prince Rupert” Aground in Gunboat Pass August 25, 1982 Before you read the story, I must fill in a few details. My wife Karen and I were on McInnes Island lighthouse at the time of the incident. A week before the incident below we picked up the voice of the lightkeeper Henry Bergen at […]

New HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses

From:                         “Heritage Foundation of Canada”  HeritageCanadaFoundation@heritagecanada.org Subject:                     HCF / FHC Communiqué :                                                           New HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses Date sent:                  Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:13:05 +0000 HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses Ottawa, ON, April 24, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is […]

Deadline Looms for Canada’s Lighthouses

Deadline Looms for Canada’s Lighthouses From:                         “Heritage Foundation of Canada”  HeritageCanadaFoundation@heritagecanada.org Subject:                     HCF / FHC Communiqué :                                   Deadline Looms for Canada’s Historic Lighthouses Date sent:                  Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:11:01 +0000 Deadline Looms for Canada’s Historic Lighthouses Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is urging Canadians to sign a petition http://www.savecanadaslighthouses.ca/   to help […]

Mother’s Day Brunch in Canada 2012

Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for Mothers or Mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year and it will be on Sunday, May 13, 2012 this year. For all of you living on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada (or in […]

New Threat to Lighthouses Illuminated

Reprinted with permission from Jack Knox, Times Colonist *************************** New threat to lighthouses illuminated By Jack Knox, Times Colonist April 3, 2012 Imagine the fuss if the owner of a 152-year-old downtown heritage building just walked away from the structure, allowed it to crumble. But the Race Rocks lighthouse isn’t downtown. It’s plunked in the waters […]

The Storm of October 1984

The article I posted earlier about the storm at Cape Scott brought to mind a story I had written for the old website. This story (below) brought to the attention of the government one of the important attributes of BC lighthouse keepers – they are on-site! ************************* On Thursday October 12, 1984 Roger Mogg (my […]