The Little House Out Back


“The Little House Out Back” is a PDF download of the story as it was originally printed in the March/April 2015 edition of Lighthouse Digest.

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The Little House Out Back
By Jack Graham

Chances are the title of this story has you thinking about that small but highly important part of a light station, the building that the keepers, their families, and visitors too sought out night and day, month in and month out. You are probably picturing the ?privy,? the ?biffy,? the station ?restroom? during the decades of pre-plumbing life. If so, you are thinking of the wrong house. There was another such ?little house? there too, not far from the light tower, that was perhaps more important from the lighthouse operation standpoint. This was the ?Oil House,? built to store the flammable liquid oil used to fuel the lamps both in the tower and in the home of the keeper and other station buildings as well . . .

Read the complete story with photos as was printed in the March/April 2015 Issue of Lighthouse Digest.

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