The lighthouse from the start was occupied by three men and their families. There was a lighthouse master, a lighthouse assistant, and a lighthouse attendant. The work was often laborious, not least of all the first year with gas power.
The watch room in the tower had to be manned every night, which was accomplished by working on shifts. There had to be kept an eye on the gas flow; the lens apparatus’ clockwork had to be wound every three hours; and, if fog came in, the motors in the machine house had to be started and attended. The fog signal’s clockwork had to be wounded, and there had to be kept an eye out for ships that could come into difficulties.
Assignments at the lighthouse
Both day and night was characterized by regular work functions for the lighthouse personnel. For example there: