Keepers Search

Accepting Applications for Innkeepers for East Brother Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

San Francisco Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY – January 21, 2017

Contact (Media Only): Tom Butt 510/236-7435, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richmond, CA: East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is seeking applicants for Keepers of East Brother Light Station, an island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal.

After two years of extraordinary service, our current keepers, Stephanie and Bryan Wesolek will be leaving at the end of April 2017.

The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard but maintained for public use by the non-profit corporation. Since 1979, it has been operated as one of California's best-known and unique bed and breakfast inns. The income from operations is used by a group of volunteers to maintain the buildings, which are both a California State Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The successful candidates will be a couple, one of whom must possess a Coast Guard commercial boat operator's license. They will operate the five-room inn, serving both dinner and breakfast, as well as providing ferry service for guests and all other tasks from chef to maid. High quality culinary experience and capability will be a critical qualification. The inn is open four days a week, and the island is also available for day use and special events. The new keepers will start in mid-April 2017, allowing two weeks for training.

Compensation is a function of the level of business, occupancy level and the economy. In in the last two years it has averaged $130,000, trending upward, for the couple. Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island.

East Brother has consistently garnered five stars from Yelp and TripAdvisor.

Applicants can download an application by clicking here (Microsoft Word File).

Email completed application with proof of Coast Guard license to Tom Butt, East Brother Light Station, 117 Park Place, Richmond, CA 94801 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you do not have a current U.S. Coast Guard license, please do not apply.

Please, NO PHONE CALLS from potential applicants! Email questions only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“You can sit and watch big ships and little seals cruise by, or gaze at the reposing birds or the rushing tide below the dock. There’s a sense of intimacy here and a feeling of remoteness, even though it’s just a short distance to the mainland.”

- Doug McConnell, Bay Area Backroads