"We seemed to stand for an endless while,
Though still no word was said,
Three men alive on Flannan Isle,
Who thought on three men dead."
Flannan Isle by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson http://www.potw.org/archive/potw230.html
Gibson goes on a bit about how the island is bad luck:
" We thought how ill-chance came to all
Who kept the Flannan Light:
And how the rock had been the death
Of many a likely lad:
How six had come to a sudden end,
And three had gone stark mad "
I think he was using a bit of poetic license here.
Flower Pot Island in Georgian Bay, off the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, has a lighthouse that is now a tourist attraction, and one can apply to stay there for a few nights to act as a guide for visitors. When my brother-in-law and his family were selected for this position, I naturally sent them the above link. And this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTf8iublLc