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With Seguin Island just a short distance up the coast from Cape Small, it may seem that a light at Halfway Rock would be unnecessary, but in a heavy fog local mariners find the seventy-six-foot-tall Halfway Rock Lighthouse indispensable.
Lighthouse before being painted white around Photograph courtesy National Archives As was the case with several nineteenth century lighthouses, local citizens and mariners had to loudly demand a lighthouse for the dangerous site for decades before one was actually built.
In the case of Halfway Rock, the delay was thirty-six years. The petition began in in the usual manner: On June 19 of that year, a severe southeasterly gale battered the Maine coast.
Small was well aware of how dangerous a lee shore could be in that area during a storm. The captain ordered his crew to reef the mainsail so the ship could ride out the storm a safe distance offshore.
Despite this precaution, the ship hit ground hard on Halfway Rock at 10 p. Captain Small and a crewman were washed overboard by a rogue wave and lost.
The surviving crewmembers managed to climb onto the rock and take cover Course notes history of rock and protective ledges until they were rescued the next morning.
Shortly after this incident, Captain Joseph Smith of the U. Navy wrote to his superiors in Washington: It is a landmark much used by coasters and others, and when made there is no difficulty in shaping a course for a safe harbor.
It is surrounded by deep water, and in the common passage of coasting vessel. In hazy or foggy weather, other rocks are sometimes mistaken for this, and when that is the case disaster is the probably consequence.
Upon this rock I respectfully recommend the erection of a stone monument, and the cost of it I estimate at three thousand dollars. On February 12,the British bark Boadicea, headed for Glasgow, Scotland, crashed into Halfway Rock so unexpectedly and hard that all aboard drowned.
Huge granite blocks were brought from other Maine islands by boat and unloaded on Halfway Rock, where the surface of the rock had been cut to the proper level.
On June 30,the balance of funds for completing the lighthouse reverted to the Treasury, and construction at the site had to be suspended. On August 15,the light at Halfway Rock was lit for the first time, thirty-six years after the wreck of the Samuel.
The conical tower was originally outfitted with a revolving third-order Fresnel lens, showing a white light punctuated every minute by a red flash. To provide access to the station, a substantial masonry boathouse was built on the rock with a lengthy boat slip.
Inmineral oil replaced lard oil as the illuminant for the lamp used inside the Fresnel lens. A pyramidal, skeleton bell tower, standing forty-three feet high and constructed of ten-inch-square yellow pine timbers, was bolted to the ledge eighty feet from the lighthouse in A striking mechanism delivered regular blows to a 1,pound bell suspended in the tower.
A radiobeacon was added to the station aroundas another aid for mariners to use for navigating during periods of limited visibility.
Lighthouse with bell tower and elevated oil house Photograph courtesy National Archives The granite tower originally doubled as a dwelling for the keepers.
A kitchen was located on the first floor, the principal keeper lived on the second floor, the two assistants on a third level, and a watchroom, outfitted with a small stove and a desk, was located directly beneath the lantern room.
Inan eighteen by twenty-four-foot wooden boathouse, with two bedrooms in its loft, was constructed in the lee of the lighthouse. The boathouse was securely bolted to both the ledge and the tower, and a sloping wooden ramp linked the structure to the water. There were three keepers employed at Halfway Rock, with two always on duty and the third usually on shore leave.
Due to the tight living conditions, no families or spouses were allowed at the station. Sometimes, the isolation and lonely nature of the work exacerbated personality conflicts between keepers.
An inspector from the Lighthouse Board investigated a problem between two keepers at Halfway Rock and explained the matter in a report to his bosses in October Some 18 months ago Mr.In Rock History, you will learn where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries, and how it changed social history by combating racism and challenging the establishment with alternate lifestyles and fashions.
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