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Book Reviews: THE LIGHTHOUSE – The Mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

By Timothy Harrison


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This new soft cover books by Keith McCloskey investigates and recounts the story of one of the greatest unsolved lighthouse mysteries of all time; the December 1900 disappearance of the three lighthouse keepers of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse on the Flannan Islands. The last entry in the lighthouse station’s log book, made on December 15, 1900, contained a number of strange happenings and distressing clues. The relief keeper found food on the kitchen table, the men’s oilskin coats gone and that the clock had stopped. For over 100 years theories have abounded, but the mystery has never been solved, or has it? Not only does this book give you lots of background information it also includes many rare and historic photos, some never before published. It also includes the only known photo of the three lighthouse keepers together; a photo that to the best of anyone’s knowledge has never before been published. This is one book that everyone should read. You can order your copy today from Lighthouse Digest as Item #2159 for $16.95 plus shipping at www.LighthouseDigest.com or call 207-259-2121.

This story appeared in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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