Keepers of the Light

North Head Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Residence

This time last year we were treated by family to a stay at the assistant lighthouse keeper’s house at North Head Lighthouse in southern Washington near the mouth of the Columbia River. It had been commissioned in 1897 and was manned for the greater part of the twentieth century until the light was automated. It was turned over to the Washington State Parks in 2012 and has been subsequently restored for use by the public.

Rumors abound of ghosts that haunt these grounds but none appeared during our stay, and I think I know why. With a contingent of five kids, their parents and grandparents, the ghosts were afraid of US!

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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