Lighthouse keeper

Explore the fascinating world of lighthouse keepers and their important role in guiding ships to safety. Learn about their daily tasks and the challenges they face in maintaining these beacons of light.
Construction of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse began in 1879 and was completed in 1881. Originally, a keeper assigned to the rock spent three months on and two weeks off. At any given time there were four lighthouse keepers stationed at Tillamook Rock, also known as “TR.” The assignment was changed to 42 days on and 21 days off, because conditioned proved extremely harsh on both the physical and mental stability of the keepers.  One of the lighthouse keepers, Bob Gerloff, hated to go ashore. Art, Vintage Photos, Sailors, Halloween, Cannon Beach, Lighthouse Keeper, Old Fisherman, Sea Captain, The Lighthouse

Construction of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse began in 1879 and was completed in 1881. Originally, a keeper assigned to the rock spent three months on and two weeks off. At any given time there were four lighthouse keepers stationed at Tillamook Rock, also known as “TR.” The assignment was changed to 42 days on and 21 days off, because conditioned proved extremely harsh on both the physical and mental stability of the keepers. One of the lighthouse keepers, Bob Gerloff, hated to go ashore.

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