Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, June 26, 1886
Yesterday passed my birthday – the 46th. On the 9th wife and two children (Edward and Joe) surprised me with their a visit. Stayed 10 days with me cleaning and whitewashing the house. Took them across as far as Frog Bay (on the 20th) and returning alone to the ] island, the place looked desolated more than ever. Felt rather miserable for a few days. Continued housecleaning (painting) and am not quite through yet. Have been across just before noon. Received my mail and some fresh supplies.
That’s our friend Francis Jacker writing.