By Pat and John Gans
2022 Keepers Five Finger Lighthouse 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner

24/7/365! Being alone together almost all the time...


"How do you do it?" People frequently ask me, shaking their heads incredulously. They said it when we cruised for almost ten years on a 46-foot sailboat, and they say it now whilst we keep The Light on a two-acre uninhabited island for five months.

Truth be told it's not that different from the every day lives of most other people. I have a theory that we all live in two bubbles-a small personal sphere and a larger worldly sphere. When we are personally connected to those around us, we are aware of a space about the size of a dinner table. We can hear each other talk. We can read each other's...

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