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Old 14-06-2014, 15:44   #1
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Neat but Scary Work.

Changing of the crew on a French Lighthouse.

French lighthouse shift change. [VIDEO]

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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.

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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.....

http://www.youtube.com/embed/AH02UMFTknI
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Re: Neat but Scary Work.

If think I'll just play with toy boats in my bathtub.
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