Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine has embarked on a unique educational program. Bill Kitchen, the designated ‘Light Keeper’ and longtime volunteer at the lighthouse, will live alone at the lighthouse (located on a remote island) for a year and share his experiences in various ways, including a blog: http://thelighthouseendeavor.com/keepers-log/
Apparently, this is the first time that something like this has been attemped in the lighthouse’s 164 year history. In the past, the keeper would have had his family or other keepers with him on the island. Keeper Bill won’t be totally alone, though. He will have an internet connection and be able to blog and use Skype to communicate with others on the mainland.
The Lighthouse Endeavor website states, “Its primary mission is to be an on-site and distance learning program that will address a wide range of subjects from technology to ecology and math to preservation, as well as history.”
What a fascinating challenge! Follow along with Keeper Bill as he journals about his experiences at the Little River Lighthouse.