Monthly Archives: August 2010

Life Imitates A Dorothy Sayers Novel

And in today’s medical news: Autopsy Results For Bakersfield Doctor Found In Chimney Flue The short version: 49-year-old doctor really really wants to talk to her ex-boyfriend, who really really doesn’t want to talk to her. Doc is determined, so … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 31

Sand Island Light Station, Friday, August 31, 1900 NE breeze & Clear Devils Island Light visible. Keeper lifted his herring net & got 35 suckers & one herring. At 11 AM Mr. F. Hanson & his Mother came over to … Continue reading

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A Day’s Work In Yosemite

From today’s NPS Morning Report: Yosemite National Park (CA) Seriously Injured Climber Rescued From El Capitan Park dispatch received a report of an injured climber on a climbing route known as The Nose on El Capitan on the evening of … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 30

Ashland Breakwater Light Station, August 30, 1921 Done general work. The Str. Edward Jeeves (sp?) and derrick Scow put a load of rock on the breakwater this a.m. On going to light tonight I could get no light in the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 29

Raspberry Island Light Station, August 29, 1910 In some way unknown to the Keeper, the door leading into the tower from the Assistants quarters got locked sometime after the Keeper called the 2nd Assistant’s watch time of call midnight. The … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 28

Sand Island Light Station, August 28, 1899 Calm and very hot. Calm until 11 AM Clouded and thunder Storms in N. at 12 noon the Str. Yacht Stella with a party of 14 came to visit the station. At 1 … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 27

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 27, 1888 Last night and all day a dense smoke hung over land and water, much to the impediment of navigation. Left the windows open during the night and my room soon was … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 26

Raspberry Island Light Station, August 8, 1896 The keeper and family left for Devil’s Island on the 21st. Left 2 P.M. and returned the 27th, at 1 P.M. Bad weather and could not get back. Ooops. At least Keeper John … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 25

Outer Island Light Station, August 25, 1888 SW, fresh. Keeper went on tug to see physician 3 PM. Quite ill; supposed to be choloramorbis. It was not until September 13 that keeper John Leonard returned to the station, and even … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 24

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 24, 1888 Stiff neck since day before yesterday; can hardly turn my head.  Have of late turned my attention to the stars studying the positions of the various constellations – extending my observations … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 23

Outer Island Light Station, August 23, 1878 SW, light, fair. 83 ‑ 29 30. Slacked up the clock some and gave her more play. Starts off better. Runs today on time with 75 lbs. Keeper left for South End of … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 22

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 22, 1886 City of Fremont, upward bound, ran within 300 yards of the light this morning in a heavy fog. I was blowing the fog horn for about an hour when they called … Continue reading

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