Keeper of a mil­lion can­dles

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

New elec­tric com­pres­sors op­er­ated the fog horn and a new fog de­tec­tor was to be in­stalled. In a sep­a­rate build­ing, a ra­dio bea­con trans­mit­ted Mull of Kin­tyre’s own sig­nal 24 hours a day across a 100-mile ra­dius. John was not sorry to see the old, now ob­so­lete, ma­chines phased out. ‘It was some­times a job to get them started and so much work look­ing af­ter them es­pe­cially with so much brass to pol­ish,’ he ex­plained. ‘They did their work, and they’re due re­tire­ment.’

Prin­ci­pal light­house keeper John Har­row, pic­tured through the lens which mag­ni­fies light.

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