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04 - Living at the Light

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Assistant lighthouse keeper Adam B. Sayles on dwelling porch with Sayles children and Covell children, Split Rock LighthouseWhat was it like to grow up in the long shadow cast by the lighthouse? Waves pounding the caves beneath the cliffs so hard the whole rock quaked, gale winds driving spray completely over the promontory sculpting ice an inch thick on the east windows, water pipes and ink bottles freezing, hot water heat failing, lightening storms knocking down curtains and making the telephone dance in the living room…

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press