Lighthouse Clips From the Past
Here are some great videos from the website British Pathe.
Wolf Rock: The World's Loneliest Christmas 1950
An incredible historic film showing the use of a type of breeches bouy and other equipment
Copter Aids Lighthouse AKA Helicopter Aids… 1959
Here is another amazing clip from Brittany, France taken at Ushant Island. It's depicts how important helicopters are for offshore light maintenance . . . but don't fall over the side of the landing pad and hold on while climbing down that ladder on the exterior of the tower!
Lighthouse Story Video
Clip from a film depicting work at the Dungeness Lighthouse in Kent, England, 1958. Interesting because it shows operation of now defunct equipment, Fresnel lens manufacturing, etc. Worth a look.
Twilight Of The Beacons 1939
Here is a great news clip from 1939, which marks the year the U.S. Coast Guard took over the U.S. Lighthouse Service . . . from the British perspective.
HAZARDS OF THE SEA - Overdue relief for a Brittany Lighthouse
Small harbour with men boarding a boat to go to a lighthouse and change with lighthouse crew - change is a month late due to storms.
Here is a nice video about the Chance Brothers history