Monday, June 5, 2017
#CollectiveMemories Monday - Barry Porter, Lighthouse Keeper
In 2009, as part of a presentation to the Museum Association of NL, I did a sample oral history interview with former lighthouse keeper Barry Porter. In this short interview, Barry discusses his life as a lighthouse keeper, where he worked, the characteristics of the lights, a typical work day, the fog horn system, and the difference between manned and unmanned lighthouses.
Listen to the interview here on Memorial University's Digital Archive Initiative.
Photo: Aerial view of Long Point Lighthouse in 1991, courtesy Canadian Coast Guard