Memories of Boat Bluff c. 1980s

– Ray MacKenzie (Assistant Keeper on Boat Bluff 1982 – 1986)  My wife Petra and myself and our dog Butch arrived on Boat Bluff Lightstation on the 2nd day of October, 1982 aboard the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker “CCGS Wolfe”, having been picked up in Port Hardy by Capt. Mellis on the CCGS WOLFE whilst it […]

A Casualty of Automation

      The following was 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: Humour – A Casualty of Automation […]

VIDEO-The Lighthouse and the Aircraft Carrier

This is based on an actual radio conversation between a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier (U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. (The radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10/10/95 authorized by the Freedom of Information Act.)  Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the […]