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Fuels for Pharos

What fuels did/does a lighthouse (pharos – the Greek word for lighthouse) use? I became curious about this when I discovered in an Internet ¬†article the name Colza oil. What the heck is Colza oil? Somebody’s mispelling of Coal oil? I had to find out. Well that led to this article on lighthouse illumination (more). […]

Aiding and Abetting* at Pulteney Point c. 1970

* see Wikipedia for a definition One of our responsibilities as a lighthouse keeper was to assist mariners in distress. This was not a written rule. The written rule was to maintain the light and foghorn. There was one stipulation in our Rule Book where we could assist a mariner who ran out of gas […]