You approach the light
keeper's house from the left end of drive. A separate entrance is
state park personnel and those staying at the light keeper's house
which is now a year round bed and breakfast. In the
picture to the left you see the both the house and a temporary tent
structure. The location is a popular place for marriages.
Where you see the tent is where the second light keeper's house was
located. It was determined to be in excess and sold for the
unheard of price of $5.00. However,
bidder had to remove the house.
That meant tearing it down and
hauling it away. In addition to being a bed and breakfast
it is also an interactive living history center. It is open for tours
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The place is
said to be haunted by a ghost. According to records they
preferred families as light keepers and at one time there was a one
room school house, that served not only the children of the light
keepers but surrounding residents as well. During World War
II the Army stationed 75 men in two barracks on the grounds. As
you continue your trek to the lighthouse itself you pass an outbuilding
which houses a gift shop.
Further up the trail you can look back and see the
house. As you gain altitude you are provided with some