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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:40 pm

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Postby LighthouseNews » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:10 pm

Cranky old coots? I think the writer does a disservice to lighthouse keepers of yore. Obviously, he hasn't a clue. I'm not sure of the intent of this article.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:47 pm

I'm sensing a trend here.......

A lighthouse without a crabby old man inside is basically a barn without a heifer, a Continental restaurant without an oily maître d’.
The whole point of a lighthouse is to offer isolation to those who need it most — to give the bitter old coots of the world a place to find some peace.
The last manned tower in the city was emptied of its keeper when the cantankerous Frank Schubert, formerly of the Coney Island lighthouse, flicked his final switch, at age 86, in December 2003.
But would they ever want to live there?
“Maybe when I’m old and grumpy,” Petty Officer Boss said.

If I had to endure the life of a Lightkeeper, I'd be "Crabby" too.......
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Postby Fred » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:34 am

If you view the interactive feature and scan around you get a fine example of reflective prisms.

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