Historical information

Bosuns chair and harness with pulley. This device suspended a person from a rope and seat to perform work duties in safety. It includes a chair made from a flat piece of wood threaded through with a cable attached to pulleys, which move people or goods up or down heights such as the lighthouse, where it was used for painting the lighthouse and other tasks.


It has first level contributory significance for its relative completeness, historic value and provenance to the lightstation.

Physical description

Chair (wooden piece of wood with cable threaded through 4 holes) with cables joining together above seat. Two metal pulleys with wire cable attached.