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A Lighthouse Home

The Raspberry Island Lighthouse, located on Lake Superior, was constructed in 1863 for $6,000, At the time, the head lighthouse keeper at Raspberry Island earned an annual salary of $600 for his work.

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As originally built, the Raspberry lighthouse was a boxy, two-bedroom house with a shed at one side containing the kitchen. The small lighthouse easily accommodated one lighthouse keeper and his family, but tending the lamp without an assistant keeper was a difficult, tiring job. A married keeper could rely on his wife for help, but it was still hard and dangerous work. Eventually the lighthouse building was renovated and expanded to make room for an assistant lighthouse keeper and his family.

Even though I know that working as a lighthouse keeper was most likely a lonely and thankless job, I can't help but find the idea of living in a lighthouse a romantic notion. What about you? Would you ever consider living in a lighthouse?


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SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
I always daydream about that! I love the water and to help your spouse in the middle of a storm to keep the lighthouse shining...*sigh* VERY romantic.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Oh my Lord! It looks so haunting and romantic!
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
i would be terrified
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
i would be terrified
bcn bcn 8 years
is my dream, live in a lighthouse, like the end of Diva
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I'd for sure live in this lighthouse!
locamama locamama 8 years
I think it would be wonderfully romantic. I went inside a lighthouse on the Chesapeake and couldn't believe how tiny it was inside. That's okay, I want to be about simplicity. That would force me to downsize my crapola.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love the lighthouses in York, Maine.
OChottie OChottie 8 years
My husband and I want to own one when we retire.
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
Very pretty!
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
Very pretty!
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