LIGHTHOUSE PEOPLE

By Jim Wellman

Living with danger, a harsh environment, isolation and loneliness is the reality for the lighthouse keepers. Since the early 1800’s, hundreds of courageous men and women have garrisoned these saviours of Newfoundland’s unforgiving seas. Although keeping the lights aglow and blowing the foghorns were their main responsibilities, there are few who haven’t participated in daring sea rescues, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice of their own life trying to save others. Lighthouse People is a collection of their personal stories ranging from affectionate memories of family life to tales of heroism, adversity and tragedy.

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