He writes history books that are full of anecdotes and interesting, well-researched primary sources. Hardly any of the information in the books are discoverable online, and realizing that is largely what inspired me to get into reading again.
A couple points of information that you may know but others may not realize:
1.) Not all lighthouses are particularly isolated. Sure, some have only boat access and have difficult landings--see the Graves. But many are on roads on the mainland or on large islands.
2.) Again the Graves notwithstanding, the lighthouse keeper's house is often a cottage off to the side as opposed to the "lighthouse" itself.
Sadly it doesn't look like that episode is easily accessible.
Anyone know why there are so many still in Canada?
People might be interested in the following project to turn Graves Light in Boston Harbor into a modern, livable space. It's tough as the space is tight and the conditions can be fierce ... last winter a storm ripped everything off the dock.
I found myself wondering how many are part of the Northwest Passage, given Canada's national defense considerations there.