The Instructuctions to Light Keepers printed in July 1881 details all aspects of a Light Keepers duties and responsibilities.
The section about consumables seems rather generous considering how difficult is must have been to get all of the supplies to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. I guess there was no limit to the amount of bananas allowed.
A big “thank you” goes out to Bob Socks and the Titusville Sunrise Rotary club for joining us on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse tour on January 21st. Bob and his group brought not only the majority of their civic club, they also brought a half dozen foreign exchange students on the tour. Comments ranged from “Wow!” and “I never knew about this lighthouse” to “What an amazing adventure in our own back yard”. After enjoying lunch along the Port Canaveral waterfront, they spent some quality time in the Exploration Tower. Many of the guests expressed excitement at seeing their tour route on the Air Force Station from the observation deck on the seventh floor of the Tower.
At long last, the gift shop at the Cape Canaveral lighthouse has moved out of the bottom floor of the lighthouse and into a dedicated building next to the lighthouse. When you join SunWard Tours on a guided tour of the lighthouse and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, you will have ample time to visit the gift shop to browse for shirts, hats, books, knick-knacks and the ever popular Lighthouse Passport. If you already have a lighthouse passport, be sure to visit the gift shop for a free stamp in your passport so you can show your friends that you are among the lucky visitors. Many beginning Pharologists (those who study or, are enthused by lighthouses) like to buy a post card and have the official lighthouse stamp added for impact. If you have friends and family that are not able to visit the lighthouse, stop into the Exploration Tower on the south side of Port Canaveral (www.ExplorationTower.com) and see the many cool items relating to the lighthouse as well as Port Canaveral.