Despite Regulation 186 of Instructions
to Lightkeepers circa 1902 regarding
"luxuries" and "wholesome food", the old
keepers managed to accumulate a
cache of more than 100 empty Irish
whiskey bottles which I discovered
under the floors of the shop and
"We from little ships, making our brief visits, see and hear
things which are not always vouchsafed to the ordinary
Eric Hiscock, Around the World in Wanderer III
"Little Sister" again. I used her as dinghy, and her big sister, "Daisy", a Grand Banks Dory, during my second
year to travel the two miles back and forth between the island and the town of Winter Harbor. Both dories have
hackmatack knees and are fastened not with screws, but with bent nails. They are designed to have low "inital
stability" (to allow fishermen to more easily pull their seining nets over the side), but can carry a lot of weight.
Looking southeast. Schoodic Peninsula in the
distance. Next stop, the west coast of Africa.
"Little Sister", the smaller of two dories I had built
in Luneberg, Nova Scotia during the Winter of
'95-'96, pulled up on the boathouse ways.
Ramp pulled up onto pier, and float let out on long
chains to avoid their destruction in oncoming storm.