Innkeepers for East Brother Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

San Francisco Bay

East Brother LighthouseAfter nearly two years of inn keeping and setting new culinary standards for East Brother Lighthouse, Keepers Ed and Ann Witts are ready to move on to another adventure in November of 2010. The non-profit organization that operates East Brother Light Station is recruiting the perfect couple to take over in November.

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Contact (Media Only): Tom Butt 510/236-7435, email:

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. 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. 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 about November 1, 2010.

Compensation is a function of the level of business, but has ranged from $60,000 - $100,000 range for the couple, depending on occupancy level and the economy. Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island.

For additional information about East Brother Light Station, see

Applicants can download an application by clicking here or entering in your browser.

Email completed application with proof of Coast Guard license to Tom Butt, East Brother Light Station, 117 Park Place, Richmond, CA 94801 at

Please, no phone calls from potential applicants. Email questions only to