KCT Thought of the Week, April 17, 2015

"The bell tower at Dochet's (and Goat Island too) was near the water on the channel side. It was built in a tall pyramid shape with the bell fastened to a framework outside, over the water. We operated the machinery by winding weights by winch to the top of the tower. As the bell struck, a weight would fall a certain distance. A clock on the machinery timed the strokes of the hammer to hit the bell." ~ Connie Scovill Small in "The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife"

The Bell Tower on Goat Island: Photo by Deborah Bauman