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Rethinking Priorities at an Alaskan Lighthouse

Five Fingers Lighthouse, AK, photo courtesy The waters of Alaska are a beautiful place to take a cruise surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pristine forests. But for lighthouse keepers at the Five Fingers Island Lighthouse, loneliness outweighed the beauty of its isolated location. Five Finger Islands, a collection of rocky islets in [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:28-05:00November 5th, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|4 Comments

The Lonely Lightkeeper’s Wife

Lubec Channel Light, ME, photo courtesy The Lighthouse People When Connie learned that her boyfriend Elson Small was giving up his career with the Merchant Marines to be a lighthouse keeper, she had mixed emotions. She was happy that he would no longer be out at sea, but her idea of marriage had [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:28-05:00September 12th, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|2 Comments

A Lighthouse Built For a King

Cordouan Lighthouse, Francecourtesy USLighthouse Society, In 1580, Henry III of France ordered a new lighthouse to be built at Cordouan Island near the entrance to the Gironde River and the wine port of Bordeaux. But he didn’t want a plain, ordinary lighthouse.  He wanted an impressive tower to take the place of the crumbling one [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:42-05:00February 23rd, 2013|Lighthouse Blog Category|1 Comment
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