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Died in a Lighthouse.

A pitiable story comes from Bed Island lighthouse, opposite the mouth of the Saguenry, Quebec. The guardian of this lighthouse was until lately Eleazar Frazer and he had spent the summer on the island with his wife and family and an assistant, Alfred Cote. Early in November, as was their wont, his wife and family left him to return for the winter to 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 endeavoured to reach him in an open boat, which they finally succeeded in doing, after much hardship and risk. Rolling the dying i man in blankets, they put him into their. frail craft, with the intention of endeavouring to return to Green Island, but a sudden storm forced them to put back to Red Island, where Mr Frazer expired.

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Died in a Lighthouse., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890

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Died in a Lighthouse. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890

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