|

The man who keeps a light shining on a unique way of life

Forum dedicated to photos and information regarding history of lights, life-saving stations, keepers, lost lighthouses and more.

Moderator: vacastle

Postby LighthouseNews » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:54 am


This was an absolutely delightful story.

Why would three men be assigned to a lighthouse? Two to fight, one to separate!


http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/so ... 5473107.jp

A little more:
Another challenge was passing the time. Oliver was into woodwork and bird-watching, though he knew of one man who enjoyed getting naked and playing the fiddle to seals.
User avatar
LighthouseNews
Head Keeper
 
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:00 am
Location: Midcoast Maine

Postby Grover1 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:06 pm


Seals enjoy fiddle music? :)
Believe those who search for the truth ...
Doubt those who find it ...
User avatar
Grover1
Lighthouse God
 
Posts: 5999
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:00 am
Location: God's Square Mile

Postby LighthouseNews » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:26 pm


Grover1 wrote:Seals enjoy fiddle music? :)

Only if you're nekkid. 8O
User avatar
LighthouseNews
Head Keeper
 
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:00 am
Location: Midcoast Maine

Postby CHUCKX53 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:19 pm


That WAS a great story....The last of the True Lightkeepers, he be.....
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
User avatar
CHUCKX53
Inspector
 
Posts: 1148
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:42 am
Location: Central INDIANA

Postby Lighthouselin » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:33 am


I have visited Kinnaid Head Lighouse and museum. I was lucky enough on one occassion to meet Bill Gault who signed a book I bought from the shop there. (At Scotland's Edge by Keith Allardyce and Evelyn M. Hood) He wrote W.B. Gault. Scotlands Last Assistant Keeper 32 years service. He was fascinating to listen to with his stories of his time on the lights. He had retired to Aberdeen and was a guide in the museum. I kept in touch with him for a couple of years then there were no answers to my letters,

Bill took me around Kinnaid Head and as I was the only visitor that day I got to see inside the light and go outside on the gallery. It was pouring with rain and blowing a gale so felt like we were on a rock light rather than on the mainland. A very magical day spent at a wonderful place with a special man. I have visited since but it isn't quite the same without Bill.
Last edited by Lighthouselin on Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Lighthouselin
1st Assistant Keeper
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:14 am
Location: Village near Richmond North Yorkshire UK

Postby Kevin vk2ce » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:00 am


Nero tried that and burnt Rome to the ground. Just proves you shouldn't fiddle around. 8O

That was a great experience Lin.
User avatar
Kevin vk2ce
Lt. Commissioner
 
Posts: 1954
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Oz - 37Sx151E

Postby Grover1 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:36 am


But when Charlie Daniels fiddled ...
Believe those who search for the truth ...
Doubt those who find it ...
User avatar
Grover1
Lighthouse God
 
Posts: 5999
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:00 am
Location: God's Square Mile


Return to Lighthouse & LSS History

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron