On 25 November 1703, despite a severe gale warning, Winstanley insisted on going out to the lighthouse
again along with five men to carry out some necessary repairs. On the 26th, England was hit by an event still known as “The Great Storm”, even today the benchmark by which all storms in England are measured.
posted by Chrysostom
on Sep 5, 2012 -
“It is startlingly loud,” he warns, “and it's loud enough that you can actually feel the sound wave going through your torso.” On East Brother Island
in California, lightstation
keeper Peter Berkhout is caretaker to one of the last working vintage foghorns
in the United States.
posted by Laminda
on Mar 30, 2012 -
The Lighthouse Directory
. An information portal for over 9000 lighthouses, and sites of former lighthouses, all around the world. Photos, histories, technical specifications, etc. Most of the links are very thorough, with some including excerpts from keepers' logs. The site also includes links to current news stories and general historical articles related to lighthouses.
posted by amyms
on Apr 22, 2008 -