Themen-Seite: Lighthouse Literature Mission (LLM) Postcards

Samuel H. Strain, geboren am 24. April 1874 war der Gründer der "Lighthouse Literature Mission" in Belfast. Seine Idee war, kostenlos Literatur zu den Leuchtturmwärtern zu senden, um ihnen über einsame Stunden hinwegzuhelfen. Er gab Postkaten mit Bildern von Leuchttürmen und Feuerschiffen heraus, um Jahresberichte zu versenden. Alle Karten wurden zwischen 1910 und 1914 herausgegeben. 1917 und 1918 wurden die Jahresberichte auf die Rückseite der Karten aufgedruck. Die Karte mit "Shinnecock" Leuchtturm wird erst durch diesen Aufdruck des Jahresberichts zur LLM-Karte. Weitere Informationen s. Seamark Nr.8 S. 73-75 (1996). Leider weiß ich nicht, wie viele verschiedene Karten es gibt. Mir sind 141 bekannt (Ohne "Blackhead", "Dhu Heartach", "Hyskeir", "Skerryvore", "Rathlin Island" und "Mona Island" Variationen), von denen ich 97 in meiner Sammlung habe. Lighthouse Literature Mission Postcards sind teilweise sehr teuer. Vielen Dank an John Mobbs, Rudy Muller, Keith Hall und Michel Forand für fehlende Bilder. Über die Zusendung von Scans oder Hinweisen von weiteren Karten wäre ich sehr dankbar. Von einigen Karten werden auch bessere Scans benötigt.

Samuel H.Strain, born on 24 April 1874 was the founder of the "Lighthouse Literature Mission" in Belfast. His idea was to send free literature to the lighthouse keepers to help them in lonely hours. He gave out postcards with pictures of lighthouses and light vessels to send annual reports. All cards were published between 1910 and 1914. 1917 and 1918 the annual reports were printed on the back of the cards. The card with "Shinnecock" lighthouse is only by printing this annual report a LLM-card. For more information see Seamark No.8 p.73-75 (1996). Unfortunately, I do not know how many different cards exist. 141 cards are known to me (without "Blackhead","Dhu Heartach", "Hyskeir", "Skerryvore", "Rathlin Island" and ""Mona Island" variations), but I have 97 in my collection. Lighthouse Literature Mission postcards are often very expensive. Many thanks to John Mobbs, Rudy Muller, Keith Hall and Michel Forand for missing images.To receive scans or advice of other cards lt would be very grateful. Better scans also are needed for some cards.

Britische Inseln (British Isles)

Ayre Point

[500/7/10]

Barra Head

[1000.6.10]

Bell Rock

[500.4.10]

Blackhead (1a)

mit brauner Schrift
[M-1000-3-10]

Blackhead (1b)
*
mit roter Schrift
[M-1000-3-10]

Chicken Rock

[500.4.10]

Dhu Heartach (1a)

mit "OFF RONA"
[1000.6.10]

Dhu Heartach (1b)

ohne "OFF RONA
[1000.4.10]

Dhu Heartach (1c)
*

[-]

Dhu Heartach (2a)
*
mit "OFF RONA"
[1000.4.10]

Dhu Heartach (2b)
*
ohne "OFF RONA"
[1000.4.10]

Douglas Head
*
[5C-5-13]

Eddystone
*
[-]

Fastnet
*
[1000-4-10]

Flannan Islands (1)

[1000.6.10]

Flannan Islands (2)

[500/1/12]

Fleetwood

[No.272.]

Girdleness

[500/9/11]

Hyskeir (1a)
*
[No.459.]

Hyskeir (1b)
*
[1000-6-10]

Inishtrahull
*
[500/7/10]

Langness

[500/3/11]

Lismore (1)

[500/2/11]

Lismore (2)
*
[500/4/14]

Maidens

[500/1/12]

Mew Island

[1000-4-10]

Monach

[500.4.10]

North Unst
(Muckle Flugga)

[1000.3.10]

Pentland Skerries
*
[500.4.10]

Pladda
*
[5C-4-1913]

Rathlin Island (1a)
*
[500.3.10]

Rathlin Island (1b)
*
[500/1/12]

"Rattray Head
*
[5C-4-1913]

Roche Point

[500/1/12]

Rockahill

[500/1/12]

St. Anthony's
*
[-]

St. Mary

[No.273.]

Skerryvore (1a)
*
[500.3.10]

Skerryvore (1b)

(1000.6.10]

Skerryvore (2)

[500.3.10]

Stroma

[500/2/11]

Tiumpan Head

[500/1/11]

Tory Island
*
[500/7/10]

Tuskar
*
[500.4.10]

Whalsey Skerries
*
(Out Skerries)
[500.4.10]

Wolf Rock

[5C-4-1913]


Dänemark (Denmark) & Norwegen (Norway)

Hyllekrog

[500/1/12]

Samsø

[500/1/12]

Trænen
*
[5C-12-12]


Deutschland (Germany)

Helgoland

1000.4.11]

Hörnum

[5C-12-12]

Roter Sand

[500/1/12]


Belgien (Belgium) & Frankreich (France)

Blankenberghe

[5C/7/12]

Nieuport Bains

[5C/7/12]

Chiappa Point

[500/1/12]

Dunkerque

[5C/7/12]

Heaux Brehat
*
[5C-3-1913]

Isle of Ushant
(La Jument)

[5C-3-1913]

La Vieille

[5C/7/12]


Kanada (Canada)

Baccaro Point

[-]

Beacon Light
(St. John)

[500/1/12]

Belle Isle North_End
*
[5M-11-12]

Cabot Head
*
[100 3 10]

Cann Island

[1000.4.11]

Cape North

[500/9/11]

Cape Race
*
[500/3/11]

Gannet Rock

[5C-12-12]

Gull Island

[5M 11-12]

Lurcher Shoals

[-]

Quaco

[500/1/12]

Sable Island
*
[5C/7/12]

Saint Esprit Island

[500/1/12]


USA

Admiralty Head

[500/9/11]

Alcatraz

[500/11/11]

Ambrose Channel

[500/9/11]

Baltimore

[500/1/12]

Beaver Island

[500/1/12]

Cape Canaveral

[500/11/11]

Cape Hatteras
*
[500/9/11]

Cape Sarichef

[5M 11-12]

Dumpling Rock

[500/1/12]

Fire Island

[500/9/11]

Fowey Rocks

[500/9/11]

Half Moon Reef

[1000/5/12]

Heald Bank

[500/9/11]

Mosquito Inlet

[5M-11-12]

Mount Desert

[500/9/11]

Piedras Blancas

[500/9/11]

Point Conception

[5C-3-1913]

Presqu'ile

[500/11/11]

Princess Bay
*
[500/9/11]

Racine Reef
*
[500/9/11]

Round Island

[500/11/11]

San Francisco

[500/9/11]

Sand Island

[-]

Santa Cruz

[500/2/12]

St. Philip's Church
*
 

Shinnecock
*
[-]

Tillamook
*
[500/9/11]

Toledo Harbor

[500/9/11]

Two Harbors

[500/1/12]

Umatilla Reef
*
[-]

White Shoals
*
[1000/2/12]


Puerto Rico

Arecibo

[5M 11-12]

Cape Rojo

[5C-3-1913]

Cape San Juan

[5C-3-1913]

Culebritas
*
[5C-3-1913]

Guanica
*
[5C-3-1913]

Mona Island (1a)

Inschrift falsch: "Mora"
[5M 11-12]

Mona Island (1b)
*
Inschrift berichtigt: "Mona"
[5M-12-12]

Muertos Island

[5C-3-1913]

Point Figuras
*
[5C-3-1913]

Point Jiguero
*
[5C-3-1913]

Point Tuna

[5C-3-1913]

Port Ferro, Vieques
*
[500/9/11]


Karibik (Caribic)

Nassau
Bahamas

[500/1/12]

St. Davids Head
Bermuda

[5C-3-1913]

Sandy Island
Leewards

[500/11/11]

Windward Point
Cuba

[5M 11-12]


Afrika (Africa)

Ashrafi Reef
Ägypten

[500/1/11]

Daedalus Shoal
Ägypten

[500/1/11]

Port Said
Ägypten

[5C/7/12]

Ras Gharib
Ägypten

[500/2/12]

Sanganeb Reef
Sudan

[500/1/11]

Cape Spartel
Marokko

[500/1/12]

Green Point (Natal)
Südafrika

[100.3.10]


Australien (Australia) & Neuseeland (New Zealand)

Archer_Point
*
[5C-9-13]

Cape Jaffa
*
5C-3-1913]

Corny Point

[500/10/12]

Rocky_Islet
*
[5C-9-13]

Troubridge

[500/1/12]

Dog Island

[500/4/10]


Asien (Asia)

Ras Marshag
Aden

[500/9/11]

Gap Rock (1)
Hongkong

[500/3/11.]

Gap Rock (2)
Hongkong
*
[500/3/11]

Waglan
Hongkong
*
[-]

Dolphin Rock
Indien

[500/9/11]

Kennery Island
Indien

[500/1/11]

Prongs Reef
Indien

[500/9/11]

Sagar Island
Indien

[500/1/12]
1912
Manora Point
Pakistan

[-]

Calabazas Islands
Philippinen

[500/11/11]


Sonstige Karten (Special cards)

Livorno, Capo Vado,
Capo Mele, Ashrafi

[-]

Lighthouse Relief

[500/1/12]

Lighthouse Chart
*
[500/1/12]

Skerryvore (3)
*
[500/11/11]

Grace Darling Boat
*
[5C-4-1913]

Lighthouse Literature
Mission Home
*
[1000/9/12]

With Compliments
*
 
insgesamt 141 Karten (97 vorhanden)
*) leider nicht in meiner Sammlung (44)
bei 7 Karten gibt es Varianten (8) (1 vorhanden)

Beispiele von Rückseiten (samples of back sides):

Ayre Point

mit Druck-Daten

Barra Head

mit "Sample"-Aufdruck

Blankenberghe
*
mit "Removal Notice"

Baccaro Point

ohne Druck-Daten

Shinnecock
*
mit "Annual Report"

vermutlich gibt es auch noch:
maybe there are cards with:
2 weitere Karten Puerto Rico (s. Rodriguez)
Home of the Keepers of the Skerryvore ... (s. Talbot)
Landing at North Unst (s. Talbot)
Norderney Lightship (s. Talbot)

weitere Webseiten mitLighthouse Literature Mission Postcards:
Karten von Michel Forand (122): http:http://www.ipernity.com/doc/326571/album/695387?view=0
und von Rodriguez (4): http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredandrebecca/sets/72157619618746368/
weitere Webseiten mit "The Lightkeeper Magazine":
http://www.lhdigest.com/digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=3822