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Life at Cape Flattery Lighthouse
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
In March of 1778 Captain James Cook sailed the waters of the North Washington Coast where there was an opening along the coastline. He named the place Cape Flattery because he thought he had been ...
Alki Point: From a Kerosene Lantern to Lighthouse
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
A wedge shaped piece of West Seattle stretches into Puget Sound forming the southern boundary of Elliott Bay, the first settlers of which were Duwamish Indians. It was first named New York by Charles Terry ...
Marrowstone Point Light and the "Triangle of Fire"
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Near Port Townsend, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula extends a piece of low level ground known as Marrowstone Point. The point was named by captain George Vancouver after visiting the site in May of 1792 ...
The Lighthouse That Sheltered an Indian Woman
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
The New Dungeness lighthouse was the second lighthouse in the state of Washington. It was first lit in December 14, 1858 following Cape Disappointment Light which was first lit in 1856. In 1927 its original ...
From Burning Trees To a Lighthouse
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is located at the north side of the mouth of the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Washington. This is the story of its beginning. The Columbia drains a watershed area of about 259.000 ...
Anonymity or $560 Million
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Is it worth it to play the lottery and win? Maybe not! Wow! What would you do? A woman in New Hampshire won a $559.7 power ball jackpot in January. In order to remain anonymous ...
Why We Salute Our Flag
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
In light of recent actions by the NFL and some of its players this author felt it important to review the reasons why we pledge our allegiance to the Flag of the United States of ...
The African-American With Lewis and Clark
By Katy Beachr · 2 years ago
Everyone knows the story of Lewis and Clark and their journey from Camp Wood near St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean . The expedition set out in May 14,1804 with Meriwether Lewis and William ...
Beware The Mighty Rough Skinned Newt
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
On a winter's day take a walk in the woods along the north coast. You might accidentally step on a rough skinned newt (Taricha granulosa Skilton) as they are camouflaged by fallen leaves on the ...
Eggs and Weight Loss
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
A commonly forgotten food in relation to weight loss is the egg. This article points out the role that eggs play in the weight loss scheme. One of the most nutritious foods you can eat ...
Clean House Not pocketbook
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Home made cleaning solutions offer less expensive and and environmentally safer means of dealing with most of our household chores. The following article demonstrates how to use these methods. Use a half and half mixture ...
The Perishing Kelp
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Scientists are increasingly alarmed that the kelp forests world wide are dying out at a disturbing pace. It appears that the kelp forests are 93 percent smaller on the California coast than before because of ...
The Mood of Blue
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
Blue is considered the color of the mind. Light blue is associated with inventiveness. Sky or medium blue is relaxing. Dark blue is identified with intelligence and lack of emotion. Blue, along with purple and ...
Space for a Claustrophobic
By Katy Beacher · 2 years ago
In todays homes space seems to be a scarce commodity. The following article attempts to reveal some helpful tips on how to open up the space in the small house or apartment to make it ...