Trouble on Triple Island

Hintertales: Stories from the Margins of History

Mar 4 2021 • 22 mins

It would be difficult to imagine a bleaker place than Triple Island: three jagged rocks jutting up from the sea, 26 miles from Prince Rupert off the north coast of British Columbia. And yet that's where Tom Moran accepted a post as lightkeeper in October 1929 - along with his wife Sophie and their 2 month-old son.  Conditions in the claustrophobic lightstation were challenging at the best of times, but when disaster struck, things really went sideways.

This episode is dedicated to the brave lightkeepers around the world who risk their lives to keep others safe.