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California island offers $130,000 to look after lighthouse

IANS  |  San Francisco 

An island in the US state of is offering a whopping salary of $130,000, split between two people, to look after a historic lighthouse-turned-inn, the media reported.

The is located in the San Pablo Bay, part of the larger Bay, reported on Tuesday.

The lighthouse, that dates back to 1874, was established to help sailors navigate the misty waters surrounding

Automated in the 1960s, the is still operating. It is owned by the and maintained by group East Brother Inc.

It's been a bed and breakfast staple since 1979.

"I've been working on it for nearly 40 years and initially it was abandoned and we rehabilitated it and then we looked for some way to produce an ongoing revenue to maintain it," of Richmond, California, told

Butt is also the of the nonprofit that runs the

"It's in a unique location, it's in Bay on an island and it's one of the few -- maybe the only -- bed and breakfast inns that operates in a lighthouse on an island," he adds.

Funds earned by the inn go towards restoration and maintenance of the historic building.

Meanwhile, job applicants need to have past experience in hospitality and a seafaring nature, along with a commercial boat operator's license, according to the East Brother website.

Other job requirements include serving high quality food, housekeeping and ferrying guests from the mainland to the island.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 09:18 IST