The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse turned 200 in 2008 and we were there to celebrate. Island Ward Alderman Pam McConnell spoke of the 150 year span of its active life, introduced by the ghost of murdered lighthouse keeper J.P. Rademuller. That should help you "get" the references to spirited welcomes and the like. Her address is presented in full in the Flash video below.
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