World War: Mine Attacks Lighthouse

Skippers of the dumpy mail boats which ply between Fishguard, Wales and Rosslare, Eire are very well acquainted with Tuskar Rock, some seven miles off the latter port. Tuskar means peat spade, but in the old days Tuskar Rock dug only graves in the water. Now Tuskar Light is a 110-foot beacon visible all the way from Wales.

Patrick Scanlon, William Cahill and Peter Roddy, tenders of Tuskar Light, last week saw a shiny, globular object float into the area swept by the light's beam. It was a mine. Slowly the waves carried it toward the rock. The three marooned men banked...

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