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the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada
Louisbourg Lighthouse Society
Dudley Bradstreet gives one of the only detailed English accounts of the structure. He writes that on a fine Monday, 15 July that he,
... Went Round to ye Light House went up into ye Lanthorn. It is a magnificent Building from ye Bottom To ye Lanthorn is 72 steps ye Lanthorn is 14 feet Glass a Bason of Copper in the Lanthorn full of oil 23 Wicks in ye Oil the Bason will hold above ½ barrel the Light house Excepting ye glas is Bum Proof ....
[Source: “ Dudley Bradstreet Journal 1745", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume XI, 1896, 1897 ( June 1897), p. 438]
... Three Sailors belongin to ye faime man of War Went a Shore at ye Lighthouse. And they Going up to ye top of ye Same one of the three fell down and is taken up deed ... and ye man that Was Killed at ye Lighthouse was buread to day ...
[Source: A Journeal of mr gibson Cloughs from Salem In New - England untill he a Riveed at Louisbourg ... and what Happnead their from the First of June untill the End of the year In Two parts the one Ending with the year and the other Beginnig with the New In a Compnay Commanded by Capt gidding In A provenchal Reigment Commanded By Colln Jonathan Bagley Esqr in Cheaf ,Draft Transcription by Rosemary Hutchinson, Fortress of Louisbourg, Undated, Part Two (1760-1761), September 4, 1759, September 9, 1759]