Lighthouse Keepers

The photo above shows lighthouse keeper George Knott with one of his famous models.

The Knott family were the longest continuously-serving family in the history of lighthouse keepers, a record that is unlikely to be broken now that lighthouses are mostly automatic.

Family History and Service Records

Over the past 20 years, a number of attempts have been made to create a historical record of lighthouse keepers. Recently, new efforts have been made to draw together the work of a number of researchers into a single on-line database. Information is available by contacting the editor, Ken Trethewey, who would be pleased to receive new information that can be added to the database.

Other lighthouse Sites

All those interested in lighthouses should visit our mother site,

If you want to know how lighthouses first came about, why not have a look at Ken Trethewey's book Ancient Lighthouses?