Serving as the link between Pacific waters and Willapa Bay on the southwestern tip of Washington state, the Long Beach Peninsula has carved its niche as protector and provider since the Chinook tribe first set foot on its shores. Though teeming with life in and around the ocean, its treachery has proven as striking as its beauty. From Lewis and Clark to the many species of birds that flock here yearly, this coastal region hosts a wide range of visitors and has become a thriving center for tourism as well as a haven for those who love the sea.Lighthouse keepers were employed and assigned under the U.S. Lighthouse Service. ... between the ages of 18 and 50, be able to read, write, and keep books , do manual labor, sail a boat, and have mechanical ability in order to keep the equipment in good repair. ... They were responsible for polishing brass, cleaning glass, painting, housekeeping, yard work, and maintenance and repair of machinery.
|Title||:||The Long Beach Peninsula|
|Author||:||Donella J. Lucero, Nancy L. Hobbs|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2004|