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Postby Grover » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:00 pm

"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby island » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:13 pm

Capt. James Donahue who lost one leg in the Civil War was the South Haven lightkeeper for 35 years. He was reportedly so dedicated to his post that even when the catwalk was caked with ice, he would crawl out to the lighthouse to tend the lamp.
(from: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/newsnow/x1462439397/Trip-on-the-Lindy-Lou-a-look-back-in-time

Captain James S. Donahue replaced Bryan as keeper of the South Haven light in April of 1874. While Donahue had lost one of his legs while serving with the Eighth Michigan Infantry at the Battle of Wilderness, any concerns on the part of the local citizenry that such a disability might interfere with the hardships of a keeper's life were quickly dispelled by Donahue's dedication and hard work.

In addition to light keeper Donahue was the Signal Service Displayman who was responsible to display from a flag tower storm warning flags (lamps at night).

More information about Donahue here: http://www.lighthousedepot.com/lite_dig ... cle&sk=539
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