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Item ID# A2012.124.001
Title 1949 Cabot Head lightkeeper's diary
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation March 17, 1949 - December 1949
Creator Boyle, Howard
Other Creators Canada. Department of Transport. Marine Services - Lighthouse
Description Cabot Head Lighthouse keeper's diary written in 1949. Inscribed on the front cover is: "Howard Boyle. Light House 1940 / Inventory forms to be mailed before Oct. 1. 2 copies each."

Each page reflects a different month and contains a separate line for every day. On each line has been recorded the time of extinguishing, time of lighting, length of time lighted, weather (usually the wind direction has been noted) and other remarks. At the bottom of each page is a space to record the quantity of oil used in the lighthouse and dwelling, and spaces for recording whether painting has been done or if there were absences. Howard Boyle has signed the bottom of each page.

In the middle of the book is a loose page entitled "Department of Transport Supplies List" for July 19, 1950. It is addressed to "Acting L'Keeper R. Gilbert."
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 1 volume ; 27 x 21.5 x .3 cm
Restrictions on Use Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Subjects Lighthouse keepers
Lighthouses
Weather
People Boyle, Howard
Place Bruce Peninsula
Cabot Head
St. Edmunds Township
Level of Description Item