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About a Comment Received

A while ago I wrote a short review on a new book called the Lightkeeper’s Menagerie by Elinor DeWire. After the publication of the review, Elinor wrote in the Comments section of my website: This website is absolutely wonderful! I’ve been spending a lot of time on it of late reading all the posts and stories. […]

Book – Last Lights: The Hand-Wound Lighthouses of the Bahamian Islands

The author of this book, Annie Potts, wrote me when I first started this new format of my website. She was enquiring if I had any source for large kerosene mantles for the three remaining Bahamas lighthouses. Unfortunately I did not know of any sources. (Possible)Related posts: Book – 1855 Lights for Lighthouses Do You Know Where […]

Manual – 1970 Rules and Instructions for Lighthouse-Keepers

Published in 1970, this book laid down the rules and regulations for Lighthouse-Keepers. It was the LAW! Unfortunately I do not have the cover for it. If anyone out there has a cover photo of the book please send it to me. It was a white 8-1/2 x 11 plastic covered book with a black […]

Book Review – The Light Between Oceans

A new book has been released about the adventures of a lighthouse family on an Australian lighthouse. The title is The Light Between Oceans. The lighthouse is fictitious as  the story is a fictional and moral adventure, but the reviews show that the author, Ms. M. L. Stedman has a masterpiece here. Read some of the reviews […]

Book – 1855 Lights for Lighthouses

This book first published in 1855 is a copy of the original produced by the Chance Brothers factory. From the handwritten prices and information, it appears to be a salesman’s copy which would have been given to the prospective buyer. As each light was specifically made for one location only, then this would have been […]

Manual – 1953 Rules and Instructions for Lighthouse-Keepers

Published in 1953, this book laid down the rules and regulations for Lighthouse-Keepers. It was the LAW! Download the complete book here in PDF format (14.5 MBs – right click the link for more options) If you wish to print the book, the published size was 6.5″ x 9.25″ (16.5 x 23.25 cms.)  (Possible)Related posts: […]

Manual – 1912 Rules and Instructions for Lighthouse-Keepers

Published in 1912, this book laid down the rules and regulations for Lighthouse-Keepers. It was the LAW!   Download the complete book here in PDF format (4.25 MBs – right click the link for more options) If you wish to print the book, the published size was 6.5″ x 9.25″ (16.5 x 23.25 cms.)  (Possible)Related […]

Manual – 1875 Rules and Instructions for Lighthouse-Keepers

Published in 1875, this book laid down the rules and regulations for Lighthouse-Keepers. It was the LAW! Download the complete book here in PDF format (13.3 MBs – right click the link for more options) If you wish to print the book, the published size was 6.5″ x 9.25″ (16.5 x 23.25 cms.)  (Possible)Related posts: […]

The Lighthouse Keeper – A Day in the Life

In December 2011 I received a Guestbook entry from a Scottish ex-lighthouse keeper who said “I was made redundant from the service in 1992 and the last Keeper retired from the service in 1998 . . .” His name is Peter Hill and he has written a few poems about his life and also a […]

Book – The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie

 The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses – by Elinor De Wire    Hardcover: 328 pages Publisher: Pineapple Press (March 15, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1561643904 ISBN-13: 978-1561643905 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches I came across this book while doing a Google search for another author. Google Books has given a few free pages to read from […]