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Died in a Lighthouse.

A pitiable story comes from Red Islan Lighthouse, opposite the mouth' of th Saguenay, Quehec. The guardian of thi lighthouse was until lately Eleazar Frazear and he had spent the summer on th lsland with his wife and family, and a . assistant, Alfred Cote. Early ii^NovemI ber, as was their wont, his wife and ' family left him to return for the winter t their home at Trois Pistoles, By the rules of the department he was obliged to remain on the island until 10th December, Soon after the departure of his family, he was taken ill and was about to die. Desiring to breathe his last in the midst of his family, nightly efforts were made by his assistant to signal friends on Green Island and the mainland by means of bonfires to come and take him off. Finally, the signals were noticed, and the next day a brave crew from Green Island en- . deavored to reach him in an open boat, which they finally succeeded in doing, after much hardship and risk. Rolling the dying man in blankets, they put him iuto their frail craft, with the intention of endeavoring to return to Green Island but a sudden storm storm forced them .to put f back to Red Island, where Mr Frazear expireci.

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Died in a Lighthouse., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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Died in a Lighthouse. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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