Last lighthouse keeper in the US

Sadly, like cabooses on trains, they are simply not needed anymore.

Electric lights replaced kerosene or carbide lamps.

Timers and electricity replaced the needs for a person to light the lamp or turn on the light. (or wind the weights that turned the light reflector).


At the end of it, like many other things and processes, automation and electricity made the lighthouse keeper obsolete.




2 thoughts on “Last lighthouse keeper in the US

  1. technology is losing its romance. at least we still have “those magnificent men and their flying machines”. 🙂

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