Monthly Archives: November 2010

Keeper’s Log, November 30

LaPointe Light Station, November 30, 1896 SSW smoky on the water. Still cold and thick. The bay is mostly froze over. Tonight will finish it. One steamer went out 5 P.M. Ther. at AM 15 below zero. At 12:30 PM … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 29

How are things looking after the storm? Sand Island Light Station, November 29, 1905 NNE heavy gale and cold. Temperature is 13 above zero. Keeper found the one boathouse door washed in and some plank and one timber gone on … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 29

Sand Island Light Station, November 28, 1905 ENE A terrible gale and soft snow. The wind blowed 80 miles per hour. We could not face it. The sea washed on top of the bank in front of the lighthouse. It … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 27

Sand Island Light Station, November 27, 1898 Terrible N. W. gale. At 11:00 A. M. Keeper and wife left station on tug “R. W. Currie” for town. From here the tug went to Raspberry Island, then to Devils Island, thence … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 26

Outer Island Light Station, November 26, 1909 Cleaned and trimmed Lamps and Lens. I, the Keeper, was aboard the steamer “Hoyt.” They are busy trying to raise the wreck. I think they will have her off in a couple of … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 25

Well, finally! Outer Island Light Station, November 25, 1909 Cleaned and trimmed Lamps and Lens. Captain Reed has been working on the wreck today. It has been calm mostly all day. Devils Island Light visible at times. Hurray! Maybe things … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 24

Waiting, waiting, waiting, all across the archipelago: Sand Island Light Station, November 24, 1898 Calm and snowy. Ther. 9 deg. rose to 14 and dropped to zero. Mr. Luick built a hand sleigh and a wheel for his wheelbarrow. The … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 23

Sand Island Light Station, November 23, 1898 N. W. , very fresh breeze. Ther. 6 [degrees] rose to 12 and dropped to 9 above zero. This forenoon Mr. Luick went to the boat house and brought home from the shanties … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh

It’s a day later, and still no word of the Second Assistant. Raspberry Island Light Station, November 22, 1937 2nd Assistant not back to Station by 11 A.M. Put up distress signal. Coast Guard Cutter stopped at 11 A.M. Asked … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 22

Sand Island Light Station, November 22, 1898 N. N. E., terrible gale. The wind and snow are much worse than last night. Mr. Luick took a walk to the boat house and reported a foot of snow on the level, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 21

Raspberry Island Light Station, November 21, 1937 General duties. 2nd Assistant failed to return. Fear something gone wrong. Second Assistant Keeper David Barclay had gone to town for provisions two days before, expected to return some time today. Where is … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 20 – Bonus Edition

Worth an entry of its own: first day in service for the Outer Island lighthouse. And guess what? Right. Things got messed up for a bit. Outer Island Light Station, October 20, 1874 Wind NE, fresh. The boat left for … Continue reading

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