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Mise Tales Forty

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 bits of information, when it is removed from the front page, will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales. That way you can keep track of […]

What Light Is That?

What light is that? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe when reading a magazine, seeing an advertisement, or watching a movie – what lighthouse is that? Where is that lighthouse? Well this happened to me while I was watching the first of the Jason Bourne movies  – The Bourne Identity (IMDb) Eight (8) […]

Private (Model) Lighthouse For Sale

Private (Model) Lighthouse For Sale – via Journal Pioneer   New Annan fisherman looking to sell unique lawn ornamentNEW ANNAN – Anybody want to buy a lighthouse? Chris Wall of New Annan is selling his. It’s three storeys tall and is a scaled down replica of the Cape Tryon Light. It’s currently sitting on Wall’s […]

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 […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Four

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Jaw-dropping animated video on overfishing… It’s time for change!  ****************************  The Costa Concordia rests on its side on the morning of January 14, 2012 (click for larger photo)  Yes, it is a photo of the Costa Concordia, aground on the rocks, but […]

Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island

 Click on the partial map for the website. From the Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Society comes this beautiful descriptive map of ALL the lighthouses (manned and automated) on Prince Edward Island (aka PEI), the smallest of Canada’s provinces. It consists of the main island and 231 minor islands. Altogether the entire province has a land area of […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Two

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.   Click the image or use this link to see the National Geographic article If All the Ice Melted.   ****************************  Navigational Light to be Fixed Atop Marriott HotelMay 16, 2013 by KNEWS filed under news Port Georgetown Lighthouse, GuyanaThe Marriott Hotel […]

Pachena Point Lighthouse

The photo at the left shows the lamp, lens, mercury bath bearing, and winding apparatus which was installed on the Pachena Point lighthouse in February 1908. The lens is a 1st order Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers of Birmingham England – one of the largest sizes possible, and it all sits on a wooden […]

Reprint – In the Sanctuary of the White Bear

A rare white ‘spirit bear’ in the BC temperate rainforest. Photo: Ian McAllister / pacificwild.org. In the sanctuary of the White Bear by Canadian Poet Lorna Crozier 17th November 2013   Poet Lorna Crozier vists the Great Bear Rainforest in BC, Canada and finds a fragile paradise imbued with myth, meaning and magic for local indigenous […]