My Life as a Professional Lighthouse Keeper

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My Life as a Professional Lighthouse Keeper

I’ve always been drawn to the sea. As a child, I’d spend hours at the beach, building sandcastles and looking out at the waves. I knew then that I wanted to work with the ocean somehow, and when I learned about professional lighthouse keeping, I knew I’d found my calling.

I’ve now been a lighthouse keeper for over 20 years, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’ve had the opportunity to work at some of the most iconic lighthouses in the world, and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Being a lighthouse keeper is more than just sitting in a tower and watching the waves. We are responsible for the maintenance of the lighthouse, making sure that the light is working and that the structure is in good repair. We also have to keep the lens clean so that the light can be seen for miles out to sea.

In addition to our maintenance duties, we also serve as tour guides, sharing the history of the lighthouse with visitors. And, of course, we keep an eye out for any ships that might be in distress.

One of the best parts of my job is that no two days are ever the same. I might be giving a tour one day and servicing the light the next. I might be painting the lighthouse or cleaning the windows. Or I might be out in a boat, helping to rescue a stranded sailor.

No matter what the day brings, I know that I’m doing something important. I’m helping to keep people safe, and I’m doing my part to preserve an important piece of history. I am proud to be a professional lighthouse keeper, and I hope to do this job for many years to come.

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