Digest>Mar/Apr 2018

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Look closely and you will see the keeper flying through the air on this arrival at Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Similar to what Lon Haynes experience on his arrival to Tillamook Rock Lighthouse in 1954, lighthouse keeper Jim Gibbs wrote about his arrival experience ten years earlier from a motor lifeboat from the point Adams Lifeboat Station, “. . . my feet went out from under me and I was dragged unceremoniously over the fo’c’sle head, ensconced in the breeches buoy. Over the side I went, floundering in the coldest water this side of solid ice. I thought my death warrant had been signed when with a terrific jerk, I ascended from the depths like a hooked fish—up, up, dangling some 75 feet above the swirling waters boiling against the defiant precipice below.” (Jim Gibbs Collection, Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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