LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER


Chirikov Lighthouse is located on the Staritsky Peninsula, 18 kilometers from the city of Magadan. Navigation to the lighthouse opens in May and closes in September. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation delivers food and fuel to the lighthouse once a year. Not everyone is ready to live away from the city and their family to perform hard work.

Nikolay has been working at the lighthouse for 13 years. He was born in Poland to a Soviet military family and knows that discipline and responsibility are the most important qualities of a lighthouse keeper. Every day Nikolay keeps the lighthouse running — he services the diesel generator, and maintains the light equipment. In 2008, the light of Chirkov Lighthouse helped a ship lost in the fog.