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Lightkeeper's Farm


The job of a lightkeeper involved maintaining the property, ensuring that the light and fog alarm were running at all times, keeping records in journals, and rescue operations. The lightkeepers kept a small farm with pigs, chickens, and a cow, which provided them with most of their food.



Fishing has been the backbone of Yarmouth's culture and economy for over 200 years. Lobster, ground fish, mackerel, cod, haddock, halibut, herring, tuna, swordfish, and other fish are the mainstay of the economy. Shellfish, such as clams and scallops, are also important, as is the harvesting of blood worms, used for bait in sports fishing, and rockweed, used in many household products.