The Frogster was surfing the digital waterways of the internet and sailed by New England Lighthouses looking for a job as a Lighthouse Keeper. Sorry I said, the only official Lighthouse Keeper in New England has a job at Boston Harbor Lighthouse.
If anyone is interested in relocating to Texas, Port Isabel Lighthouse has a job opening for a Lighthouse Keeper with a starting salary of $6.50 per hour.
Interesting side note: the Port Isabel Lighthouse Keeper’s annual salary of $13,520 is better than the annual minimum wage of $10,712. For comparison, the average rate of pay for Lighthouse Keepers was $600 per year which was about $230 less than the average wage of other American workers in 1867. A Lighthouse Keeper earned 27.7% less pay for long hours and hard work in 1867 whereas a current Port Isabel Lighthouse Keeper will earn 25% less pay* for shorter hours and easier work. Perhaps, the City of Port Isabel used a historical government formula to create their starting salary?
*based on the average annual salary of $24,960, a $600 Keeper salary in 1867 would be the equivalent to $18,043 in 2007. A Port Isabel Lighthouse Keeper will earn $4,523 or 25% less salary per year.
Lighthouse Cinema at Port Isabel Light