Humour – The Queen’s Riddle

The Queen’s Riddle When the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada met with Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England he asked her. “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?” “Well,” said the Queen, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent […]

A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers

  We all know what collective nouns are do we not? OK, I had completely forgotten the English language term until I saw the title above. Collective nouns are the names given to collections or groups, be they beasts, birds, people or things. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon in many languages of the world e.g. English, German, […]

Mise Tales Six

If you do not know what Mise Tales are then please see Mise Tales One. Quite a miscellaneous selection this time – mostly humour. The first is a cool Snickers candy bar advertisement, again with a lighthouse theme. Does anybody have any other lighthouse advertising? ********************************** (Possible)Related posts: Mise Tales Four Mise Tales Two Mise Tales […]

Let’s Finish the Month With . . .

We started this month with an April Fool’s joke – lets finish it with a few more jokes. Below are a group of jokes, mostly about management, the office, and working hours, etc., all related to lighthouse work in a way. A lot have been adapted from other jokes. Authors are mostly unknown, or they […]

Mise Tales Four

If you do not know what Mise Tales are then please see Mise Tales One. I found this cute video on the Internet about a lighthouse keeper. In all the stories they seem to have problems to solve. It’s also true with real life lightkeepers too.  [media url=”http://lighthousememories.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Lighthouse_752x423_500.flv” width=”400″ height=”350″] ************************************* Lighthouses in operation have declined […]

Humour – Government Policy

I received the following in an email today. Based on yesterdays’s MCTS announcement, I think this applies. Government thinking sometimes is so adverse to public wishes that I think government ministers must live in another universe. ***************************** The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that; “When you discover […]

Humour – Lightkeeper – Management Boat Race

The Coast Guard Management (red) and the Lighthouse Keepers (green) agreed to engage in a yearly boat race. Each team would contain eight (8) men. Both teams practiced hard to get in the best shape and  to reach their peak performance levels. On the big day they both felt ready to win. The Lighthouse Keepers won […]

Foghorns Were Cool Places to Sleep! c. 1980s

– Roger Mogg (Assistant keeper on McInnes Island 1983 – 1987)  Back in the early 1980’s I was offered the job as a assistant lightkeeper at McInnes Island.  I was told at the time that this offer was only for couples, not for singles (this turned out to be false information). I had just broken up with […]

Humour – A Casualty of Automation

The following was supposedly an actual advertisement in an Irish newspaper:        1985 Blue Volkswagen Golf      Only 15 km      Only first gear and reverse used      Never driven hard      Original tires      Original brakes      Original fuel and oil      Only 1 driver      Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off At least according to Dan’s Lighthouse Page! (Possible)Related posts: A Casualty of Automation ‘Automation’ Comes to Triple Island […]