Eerie quiet, eagles and distress calls: The isolated life of Nootka Island’s lighthouse keepers

On the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, on Nootka Island, Mark and Joanne Tiglmann run the federally operated lighthouse at the entrance to Friendly Cove. They will retire in September after 12 years “keeping the light.” The National Post’s Douglas Quan reports on the beauty and isolation of the job as a lighthouse keeper. Even […]

A day in the life of America’s last lighthouse keeper

LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, Boston Harbor (Reuters Life!) – The sole remaining lighthouse keeper in the United States may be the last one but she isn’t about to disappear. Sally Snowman stands in front of Boston Light on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Sally Snowman, 56, is part historian, […]

The Lonely, Lifesaving Job of Lighthouse Keepers, Revealed at the National Lighthouse Museum

On the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, on Nootka Island, Mark and Joanne Tiglmann run the federally operated lighthouse at the entrance to Friendly Cove. They will retire in September after 12 years “keeping the light.” The National Post’s Douglas Quan reports on the beauty and isolation of the job as a lighthouse keeper. Even […]