When lightkeeper Glenn Borgens looked out from the lighthouse on Entrance Island, off Nanaimo, last Thursday morning, the weather became very dramatic as five tornadoes reached down out of the bottom of the clouds to touch the Salish Sea.
What would happen if all the lighthouses were automated? These localized weather patterns would not get reported and mariners and local sea planes traveling the Salish Sea and beyond could become casualties.
There is still time to add your voice to the list of people who would like to save our lighthouses. You can do the following:
- phone: 1-613-949-4379,
- Email: fishpeche(at)sen.parl.gc.ca
- Mail: Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, The Senate of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4
For more information visit http://www.canadianlightkeepers.org/