Hong Kong’s Lighthouses and the men who manned them – HKBRAS article

Louis Ha and Dan Waters have kindly both given permission to post their article published in the HKBRAS Journal, Volume 41, 2001.

Lighthouses, HK and the men who manned them HKBRAS Vol 41, 2001

This contains a great deal of information. In particular details about these Hong Kong lighthouses:
Green Island
Cape Collinson
Waglan
Tang Lung Chau

On life at the lighthouses:
Climatic conditions
Water Supply
Manpower
Defence
Communications
Creature comforts and sustenance
Exercise
Wildlife
Recreation
Lighthouse Personalities

And of some of the “men who manned them”:
James “Jimmy” Arthur William Deakin
the brothers, Henry and Richard Brown
Charles Beatty Allenby Haig Thirlwell
Lai Tak-wah
Lai Kwok-keung
Sydney Frank Bamsey

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Source: RASHKB article, HK’s Lighthouses and the men who manned them    RASHKB Journal Vol 41, 2001

RASHKB says “Anyone with an interest in the history, art, literature and culture of China and Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong, will enjoy membership of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, which is generally regarded as the premier Society for the study of Hong Kong and South China. Dating back over 150 years, the Society is today a very active body, organizing varied visits, talks, seminars and more.”
http://www.royalasiaticsociety.org.hk/

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