01 April 2009

Cameos of a lighthouse # 3

When the concrete steps run out, you reach the top with by the metal stairs
In the early days the light was rotated with a clockwork mechanism. The lighthouse keeper was kept on his toes, by having to climb the tower every few hours to haul up the weights. The cable for the clockwork mechanism was run through the wooden tube.
I took this shot of the inside of the wooden tube, through an inspection hole in the side. The cable is still in place.

2 comments:

Anna said...

Hey Max-e these are cool shots. Anna :)

Firefly said...

Lighthouses in the early days were very hard work. I can't imagining manning one 24 hours a day, specially in stormy weather.