A Morse Code Lighthouse Limerick

Oh Hark Oh hark

It’s time for a lark!

The Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse and lightship Carpentaria are shivering with anticipation. It is none other than International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend, culminating in a very special day of fun on Sunday- Lighthouse Larks family day!

Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse

Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse on a beautiful sunny day

You can climb the lighthouse for free, admire Carpentaria from the wharf, or travel Round the Twist with Tony, Pete, Linda and Bronson in a special screening of best episodes from the award winning television series.

Lightship Carpentaria on the wharf

Lightship Carpentaria on the wharf

It wouldn’t be lighthouse day without something around our other famous beacon, the Tasman light, a lighthouse lens in the middle of the museum where we have storytelling performances. Mrs Cedar Shore, an old lighthouse keeper’s daughter will be weaving tales of lighthouse lunches, naughty seagulls and wild storms.

Craft Lighthouse sculptures, souvenirs and more in Kids on Deck

In Kids on Deck we will be crafting lighthouse sculptures resplendent in white and red, experimenting with circuitry to make a working lantern, writing lighthouse poetry and making inspired souvenirs. There will also be dress-ups and games and an attempt to create a giant collaborative parabolic reflector like those used to increase the brightness of light sources inside a lighthouse.

view of the lens in Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse

View of the lens in Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse

But it’s more than fun and games, International lighthouse lightship weekend aims to raise awareness about the need to take care of our historic beacons and also to promote amateur radio.  Lighthouse stations all around the world will be tapping out radio communications including morse code, and the Hornsby and District amateur radio society will be camped out on our wharf all weekend to do the same. We thought you might like to get in the mood with this little morse code lighthouse limerick….can you tell us what it says?

– …. . .-. . / .– .- … / .- -. / — .-.. -.. / — .- -. –..– / .- / -.- . . .–. . .-. / — ..-. / .-.. .. –. …. – …

.– …. — / .-.. .. -.- . -.. / – — / -.. .-. . … … / ..- .–. / .. -. / ..-. . .- – …. . .-. / …. .- – … / .- -. -.. / -… .-. .. –. …. – …

– …. . / … . .- –. ..- .-.. .-.. … / .– . .-. . / … -.-. .- .-. . -..

.- -. -.. / …. .. … / .– .. ..-. . / …. .- .-. -.. .-.. -.– / -.-. .- .-. . -..

.- … / …. . / … .- -. –. / .-.. .. -.- . / .- / -.. -.– .. -. –. / … .– .- -. / .- .-.. .-.. / – …. .-. — ..- –. …. / – …. . / -. .. –. …. – …

Lighthouse Larks Family Fun Day Sunday 19 August 10am – 3pm.

See www.anmm.gov.au/events for full program details.

4 thoughts on “A Morse Code Lighthouse Limerick

  1. Here’s what I came up with, but my Morse code is bit rusty:

    there was an an old manx a keeper of lights who liked to dress up in feather hats and brights

    the seagulls were scared and his wife hardly cared as he sang lire a dying swan all through the nights

  2. You really make it appear so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be truly some factor that I believe I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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