Tuesday, February 9, 2016


I want to be a lighthouse.  A friend posted an amazing short video of different pictures of lighthouses pounded by waves and storms.  When the water pulls back, there's the lighthouse, solid and unmoved.  Fury, storms, banshee winds and the lighthouse still stands.  A beacon to others that no matter what, somethings don't budge in a crisis.

Lighthouse also brings to mind one of my favorite urban legends.

This is the transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.
Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a Collision.
Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States' Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that YOU change your course 15 degrees north, that's one five degrees north, or countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.[2]

Yup, I want to be a lighthouse.


1 comment:

Elli G said...

Hahahahah, hilarious.