Do you hear wedding bells ringing? We are excited about our upcoming Wedding Wednesday, today, August 6, 2014, from 5pm- 7pm on the Waterfront Terrace. We will be featuring wedding vendors from Whatcom County. Wedding Wednesday is a great opportunity to see vendors in action during a ‘mock cocktail reception’ complete with passed appetizers and signature cocktail samples from the Lighthouse Bar & Grill! Hope to see you on Wedding Wednesday!
Fort Point Lighthouse: From the Fog Bell A story says there was a dog at Fort Point Lighthouse, that when the dog heard ships coming, would run out to ring the bell three times at passing ships. The ships would acknowledge the dog's ringing of the bell. That Fog Bell is seen in the foreground of this picture.
There is a story that goes along with this Fog Bell. A dog that lived at Fort Point Lighthouse would hear or see ships passing, run out and ring the bell three times to greet the ships. The ships would return the greeting.
Back at this lighthouse, the first puzzle is a series of bells, needing to be rung in a particular order to open a door. Earlier, I had found a card with instructions on how to ring the bells. I am a little disappointed when, unprompted, Booker – not I – produces the card and holds it level with the puzzle. I had hoped the player, rather than the character, was going to have to remember it.
You can ring this old bell brought to the Lighthouse from the old Lansing City Hall.
Thomas H. Orcutt, a veteran sea captain from Sedgwick, Maine, was keeper of Maine's Wood Island Lighthouse from 1886 until his death in 1905. Keeper Thomas Orcutt’s dog, Sailor, a mostly-black mongrel (described as a Scotch Collie in one article), was taken to the island as a two-month-old puppy and went on to achieve wide fame. The self-trained Sailor developed the habit of vigorously ringing the fog bell with his teeth for every passing vessel.
The dog in this picture is Sailor, who was famous for ringing the fog bell at Wood Island Lighthouse. The keeper, Thomas Henry Orcutt (1886-1905) watches as Sailor clasps the rope attached to the bells' clapper...