No More Paraffin-oilers

By Ian Cassells

Format: Paperback

This new edition brings the story of lighthouses in in Scotland up to date now that the task of automation is finished. The author, a former lightkeeper, provides an account of life in the Lighthouse Service where "paraffin-oiler" was the nickname for a Scottish lightkeeper.

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This new edition brings the story of lighthouses in in Scotland up to date now that the task of automation is finished. Ian Cassells, a former lightkeeper, provides an account of life in the Lighthouse Service where "paraffin-oiler" was the nickname for a Scottish lightkeeper. Cassells provides detail about the lighthouses themselves, their construction and the development of the Service. Through personal reminiscences and tales from colleagues, he builds up an account of day-to-day life and the characters who were involved in this solitary occupation. He also deals with the infamous Flannan Islands mystery. Photographs highlight the locations of many of the lighthouses.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 25 May 2000
ISBN 9781870325233
Number of Pages 144

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