The Lighthouse Joke

The Lighthouse Joke”
The following is being shared around the Internet as an event that really took place, but it never happened. It’s an old joke like those found in magazines:

The Lighthouse:

Believe it or not…this is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995.
US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.
CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!
US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!
CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

14 thoughts on “The Lighthouse Joke

  1. I’d seen that transcript before, but not with accompanying pictures. Those photos are awesome (or maybe, “that photo.” Is it the same photo, printed twice, or are they two slightly different photos? For some reason, the second one seems to have just a wee bit more of an impact, but that could be my imagination.)

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    1. We took that photo a little over a week ago at the Michigan City Indiana lighthouse when it was 20 degrees outside. Hopefully, you are seeing one picture in the description or brief prior to clicking on the link and then the same picture when clicking on the link.

      Thank you for the very kind compliment!

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    2. They appear to be the same photo. Further from to the point though, they are entirely irrelevant to the context of the location. This is the Michigan City Lighthouse and harbor light, Michigan City Indiana, Lake Michigan. Nowhere near Newfoundland.

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