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Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea – Poster

MARINE MAMMALS OF THE SALISH SEA1 Poster designed and illustrated by Uko Gorter (moi)19″ x 27″ rolled in plastic sleeve. The poster is now available. We are working on setting up the online sales via my website (www.ukogorter.com) hopefully within this week [August 20, 2013]. In the meantime, you can contact me at: uko(at)ukogorter.com for […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Four

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. August 07, 2013 – August 7th every year is National lighthouse Day! Please mark it on your calendars so that you can track events next year. Yes, I know, I missed it too! SorrY!  National Lighthouse Day not only commemorates the 1789 […]

Lighthouse Under the Stars

Sometime Facebook can be useful. I saw the photo below on Facebook under the title Beautiful Planet Earth’s photo, and did a Google Image Search for the photo for more information. This is a Turkish lighthouse on the Mediterranean under a sky full of stars. This would have a great way to illustrate my story […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Two

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Lighthouse B&Bs let guests play keeper for a night Chris Wadsworth, special for USA TODAYJanuary 27, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS  Most lighthouses are automated, and most ships are guided by satellites, radar and computers today Many old lighthouses are finding new life as […]

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 […]

Mise Tales Twenty-One

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Lighthouses in a Bottle I have heard of ships in a bottle but never lighthouses in a bottle until I came across the photo at the left. It has been sitting on my computer for ages and I forgot where it came […]

Reprint – Sentinels of Heritage Guide Philippine’s Progress, Light its Soul

By Jerome AningPhilippine Daily InquirerFirst Posted 02:05:00 01/09/2011 MANILA, Philippines—The future of the “lonely sentinels of the sea”—as architectural historian Manuel Maximo Noche Lopez del Castillo calls the network of 19th-century lighthouses in the Philippines—is looking brighter with the much-improved finances of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). With an increased budget this year, the PCG […]