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Item ID# A2012.124.002
Title 1950 Cabot Head lightkeeper's diary
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation April 1950 - December 1950
Creator Vanstone, G.
Other Creators Canada. Department of Transport. Marine Services - Lighthouse
Gilbert, Ray
Gilbert, H.R.
Boyle, Howard
Description Cabot Head Lighthouse keeper's diary written in 1950.

The bottoms of the page have been signed by different individuals, including: G. Vanstone (April-June), Ray Gilbert / H.R. Gilbert (July-Nov.) and Howard Boyle.

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.

Written on the front cover is: "Inventory and supply list should be at Agency by October 1st," as well as "cavart mudfuss down huron & Georgian."

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 0.3 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
Gilbert, H.R.
Gilbert, Raymond
Vanstone, G.
Place Bruce Peninsula
Cabot Head
St. Edmunds Township
Level of Description Item