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The Lighthouse

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.549
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Summary
This story is about a lighthouse light that went out and the race to get it started again.

By Hannah Thompson

Inspiration

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This story was inspired by a lighthouse lantern from the collections at the Museum of Hartlepool.


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The safe glowing beacon of the lighthouse, holding strong against the rough sea winds and battering waves, ready to guide the ships through the harsh, jagged rocks laying in wait for a vessel, whether steel or wood- anything to sink its teeth into, the lighthouse is the patron saint of all sailors.

One night plagued by endless rain and almost hurricane winds the light goes out. The complete darkness strikes fear into the heart of the captain at the helm of his tanker desperately trying to guide his crew back home.   At the same moment the lighthouse keepers abandon their game of Scrabble, the tiles flying everywhere, and begin to sprint up the spiral stairs, using the handrail for extra power on their run. They scale the ladder and are through the hatch in record time running straight to the tools and to locate the fault.   Not five minutes has passed. The captain sees the glorious beam and the crew erupt in cheers.

They make it home that treacherous night. The keepers draw at Scrabble. There’s a rematch tomorrow.

Sat on a bench in the not so hurricane like wind, eating sandwiches and drinking tea out of a polystyrene cup is a far cry from that stormy night but just sitting and watching the red white red white, light of the lighthouse brings a lot of things to mind.    

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