John Vonderlin: Getting to know Lighthouse Tom

AN: Ano Nuevo
Story from John Vonderlin
Email John Ibenloudman@sbcglobal.net)
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Hi June,
   Thomas Butwell, the long ago lighthouse keeper at Ano Nuevo, has already appeared in several slightly hard to believe newspaper articles I’ve posted, but this tops them all. His amazing life-saving dog was one story and the odd pup-killing behavior of some of the male sea lions of Ano Nuevo Island that forced him to shoot them was another. This one is the story of his boat’s anchor becoming entangled with a whale leading to a wild and terrifying ride. Enjoy. John
John: Did I post the other Tom stories yet? You know how messy I am, spontaneous, that’s being generous. Maybe the stories are waiting in the box? I love your work, thank  you very much.
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About June Morrall

1947 - 2010
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