National Geographic : 1963 Aug
veteran Ike Marsh; Peter Lisle-Taylor from Pangbourne Nautical College; Peter Villiers from the King's School, Canterbury; Nigel Glassborow, a Devonian from the edge of Dartmoor; Melville Bell Grosvenor, Presi dent-Editor of the National Geographic So ciety, and his son Edwin Stuart; and myself. "The first lighthouse on Eddystone was built by a joker," said Ike. EKTACHROMEBY NATIONALGEOGRAPHICP "It doesn't look like a good place for jokes to me," piped up Edwin, at 8 our youngest ordinary seaman. "He found that out," said Ike. "It drowned him." Ike told the story. Henry Winstanley, a famous practical joker, inventor, and eccen tric of the 17th century, lived in Essex. His home was like a fun fair, with trick chairs, 209 ROBERTB.