Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Perfect Summer Job


Looking for an isolated spot to complete your magum opus--or just enjoy some of Elmer Fudd's "nice west and wewaxation"--from Memorial Day to Labor Day?

How about this: Be a summer caretaker at Maine's Seguin Island Lighthouse.

The job requires "two compatible people" to live on the 64-acre island, 2 miles out from the mouth of the Kennebec River, near(ish) Popham Beach. Specs are here (scroll down); stipend may be $75/week.

NB: Must like foghorns. Seguin's blows three double-blasts per minute on the many foggy days. The concussion is said to knock nearby gulls from the air.

2 comments:

Kim Stagliano said...

What is the skit (Monty Python?_ where a couple apply for jobs as Light Housekeepers. And end up as Lighthouse keepers?

Is the lighthouse anywhere near Arundel? My cousin owns a successful theatre there:
www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com

I think I'd love summer in the lighthouse. All alone. Writing. Walking in circles. It would be a quiet alternative to my day to day life, believe it or not, foghorn or not!

sally nemeth said...

this has always been a fantasy of mine...foghorn or no.