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Tarrytown Light - Operations
... Original keepers such as Ackerman lived an austere existence ... All food had to be obtained by the keeper from land, either by boating to Tarrytown or walking across the ice (a potentially dangerous trip) in winter ... Until 1943, keepers had lived there alone or with their wives ...

Famous quotes containing the word keepers:

    I am wont to think that men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men, the former are so much the freer.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I light matches and put them in my mouth,
    and my teeth melt but the greenery hisses on.
    I drink blood from my wrists
    and the green slips out like a bracelet.
    Couldn’t one of my keepers get a lawn mower
    and chop it down if I turned inside out for an hour?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.
    David Mamet (b. 1947)