Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-06-2014, 14:44   #1
Moderator Emeritus
Coops's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern NSW.Australia
Boat: Sunmaid 20, John Welsford Navigator
Posts: 9,549
Neat but Scary Work.

Changing of the crew on a French Lighthouse.

French lighthouse shift change. [VIDEO]


When somebody told me that I was delusional, I almost fell off of my unicorn.
Coops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 15:48   #2
Registered User
Hydra's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lorient, Brittany, France
Boat: Gib'Sea 302, 30' - Hydra
Posts: 1,151
Re: Neat but Scary Work.

It's an old video. Unfortunately, French offshore lighthouses are all automated now. Kéréon (the one on the video, to the SE of Ushant) was the last one to be manned.

It seems that removing people from these lighthouses was a costly mistake: the crew took care of the gear, which wears out much faster now.


Hydra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 17:09   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 942
Re: Neat but Scary Work.

And the story behind the most famous photo of a French Lighthouse and it's keeper.....La Jument and Theodore Malgorn.....
IslandHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 17:28   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Australia
Boat: 21 ft sail boat
Posts: 347
Re: Neat but Scary Work.

If think I'll just play with toy boats in my bathtub.
Adventurebound is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neat photo, please help Will win! Lin Pardey Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 0 11-11-2013 16:08
pretty neat tablet: earl rebel heart Marine Electronics 5 26-10-2013 22:10
Mast Lowering - Neat, Permanent A-Frame David_Old_Jersey Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 3 27-07-2009 11:46
Free e-mail that is kind of neat. CSY Man Marine Electronics 0 15-01-2007 17:45

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:35.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.