The Countess of Minto’s brush with Disaster

In 1851 two men pulled off a sailing feat few thought possible.   They had been the only hands on board the Countess of Minto when it vanished during a violent storm stranding the rest of the crew on a remote desert island.    Everyone thought the ship had foundered but four weeks later it sailed intoContinue reading “The Countess of Minto’s brush with Disaster”

International Lighthouse Weekend 22-23 August 2020.

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend started in 1998 as an amateur radio event where ham operators broadcast from lighthouses around the world. It is a time to remember the contribution lighthouses and past lighthouse keepers have made to safe navigation of the world’s seaways. I thought I would share a few photos of some AustralianContinue reading “International Lighthouse Weekend 22-23 August 2020.”