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Reprint – Lighthouse Homes

The story below is completely fictitious, but is very well done. From her idea the author has created a delightful lighthouse home! Maybe one of my readers can create another one which we can reprint here. How would you decorate your own fictitious lighthouse? *************************************** Lighthouse Homes published Thursday August 12, 2010 reprinted with permission from paperbean(AT)gmail(DOT)com The […]

Reprint – Finders Keepers

Finders keepersPublished: 31/07/2012 with permission from the Aberdeen Press and Journal Earlier this month, we revealed that the Northern Lighthouse Board was selling off three lighthouses near Stonehaven, Lossiemouth and Thurso, with price tags ranging from £75,000 to £270,000 – along with a foghorn at Girdleness, in Aberdeen.All the buildings, once a beacon for sailors […]

The Widow’s Walk and a House Rental called ‘Lighthouse Watch’

What is a Widow’s Walk? It is definitely not a new dance! I will give you a hint – It is a fixture built onto a house. It was prevalent in the days of sailing ships, both in Italy where it originated as a style of architecture, and also in eastern American houses on the […]

For Sale – Piram Island, near Ghogha, India, with Lighthouse

I really do not know how these keep coming up, but here is a real island in the Gulf of Khambhat, India, and it is for sale! It tunrs out that it is an island full of fossil dinosaur eggs, giraffe and gigantic turtles. The owner Siddhrajsinh Raol has put the island up for sale at an […]

Government Contracts to Paint Lighthouses

The title is a tiny bit misleading. The government is not contracting to paint the lighthouse (is not doing the job themselves using government personnel as in the olden days) but is contracting out to private persons to do the work previously done by government workers. An interesting article on the Peggys1 Cove lighthouse in […]

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 […]