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Item ID# A2012.124.004
Title 1949 Cabot Head engine room diary
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation April 1949 - December 1949
Creator Boyle, Howard
Other Creators Canada. Department of Transport. Marine Services - Lighthouse
Description Cabot Head Lighthouse engine room diary written in 1949.
The bottom of each page contains Howard Boyle's signature.

Each page reflects a different month and contains a separate line for every day. On each line, Boyle has recorded the times that: Thick Weather Set In, Weather Cleared, Alarm Started, as well as Fuel Used, Lubricating Oil Used and Remarks.

Admin/Biographical History Howard Boyle was Cabot Head lightkeeper from 1926 to 1951.
Provenance Brent Skippen, Cabot Head lightkeeper from 1982-1987, gave this document to Friends of Cabot Head in 2012. Friends of Cabot Head then donated the item to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre.
Physical Description 14 p. - 27 x 21 cm
Restrictions on Use Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Subjects Lighthouse keepers
People Boyle, Howard
Place Bruce Peninsula
Cabot Head
St. Edmunds Township
Level of Description Item