Gerald Butler was one of Ireland's last lightkeepers. Until they were fully automated in the 1990s, Gerald spent over 21 years tending to many lighthouses around the coast of Ireland. In The Lightkeeper he recalls with passion the thrills, trials, tragedies, triumphs, and dangers of serving on lighthouses. Throughout his captivating story, he recollects the traumas of crews battling for their lives on mountainous seas, in horrendous, stormy conditions. An affectionate portrayal of a different era, The Lightkeeper gives a unique insight into the lives and characters of lighthouse keepers, their families, and the sea-faring community.
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Gerry Butler is a former lightkeeper and Patricia Ahern is a full-time writer.Review:
"... extraordinary... a fascinating history of a lightkeeper and his family... a wonderful record of a unique piece of social history." --John Gore Grimes, Commissioner of Irish Lights
An extraordinary glimpse into both the daily life and the crisis moments of a stories profession. --The Midwest Book Review
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Book Description The Liffey Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 184 pages. 9.13x0.63x6.14 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1908308257
Book Description Liffey Pr, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111908308257