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What a Beautiful Picture of a Lighthouse – NOT!

Sometimes when researching an article or photo I come across a beautiful picture of a lighthouse that I just must have for my collection, screensaver, or . . . you know the feeling. Well, I received a PowerPoint file (.PPS) the other day in an email and it had a lot of photos of European towns, […]

Maine Lighthouse Museum

I thought that photo above would get your attention. It was shown in an article below which was published on August 7, 2013 to coincide with National Lighthouse Day, in the USA and now all over the world. The article brings attention to the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Here is the article: It’s National Lighthouse Day – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recycling Glass as Sea Glass aka Mermaids Tears

  A long time ago back in 1969 on my first lighthouse at Pulteney Point, we used to recycle glass bottles by taking them out in the boat or canoe, and breaking the washed glass bottle over the side of the boat and letting the fragments settle onto the ocean floor. It was not pollution […]

Reprint – Machias Island Subject of Dispute Between Canada and US

  As I stated in my post The Lighthouse as a Sovereignty Symbol, put a lighthouse on your disputed territory and it is yours, or something to that effect. Now here is another ongoing dispute coming to light again – Canada vs USA. According to my theory above, Canada wins! – retlkpr *************************** Machias Seal Island […]

Mise Tales Eighteen

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Build a Redstone Lighthouse in Minecraft This article may be a bit outside the scope of this website, but then maybe not. Everybody loves a lighthouse, whether it is on the sea, in your garden or in your computer as is this […]

Is Anybody Interested?

  Lighthouse seeking volunteer model ship builder   Posted: December 2, 2012 – 12:42am from St. Augustine.com Contributed photo Doug Anderson, who helped with the donated models, is shown here discussing the hull of the HMS Victory, which he hopes to donate to the museum as a final piece in the full McNally Collection once a […]

An Island Dispute of our Own

An island dispute of our own Posted By Joshua Keating  Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – 11:36 AM It’s not quite the Senkakus, but Stephen Kelly highlights a long-festering territorial dispute between the United States and Canada: Machias Seal Island is a 20-acre, treeless lump that sits nearly equidistant from Maine and New Brunswick. It, and the even smaller North […]