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14 September 2016

French lighthouse keepers changing shift.

Amazing footage taken at the French Lighthouse Kereon, built in 1914 in the Iroise Sea,  despite continued rough conditions. Kereon was automated in 2004.

Related imagestill frame from the video.

The Cape St George Lighthouse and Point Perpandicular Lighthouse have both featured on this blog site on many occasions.  When we visit the ruins of the Cape St George lighthouse we marvel at the isolation and effort the pioneers would have had to endure to keep the families and the lighthouse running.   I found this video of the French lighthouse keepers changing shifts during gale force winds.  The lighthouse itself is a marvel of engineering,  the skill of the boat master in the dangerous conditions  is amazing,  and worth the small time it takes to watch the film.
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