By Kathy Chouteau
East Brother Light Station, a B&B, 1874 lighthouse and fog signal in San Francisco Bay in Richmond, is in need of a new innkeeper, Mayor Tom Butt announced on his E-Forum. The current innkeepers, Stephanie and Bryan Wesolek, will sign off on their duties in late March 2023.
The new innkeepers will start in April 2023, and following a two-week training, will take over operations of the five-room inn, from cooking and serving breakfast and dinner, to providing ferry service for guests, to the many other key services including maid. East Brother Light Station is open four days per week, while the island can be used for special events and day use, per the mayor.
According to the mayor, a couple will make the best innkeepers, with one person having a Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential NMC boat operator’s license since the inn is on an island.
Compensation for the role depends on the business level, occupancy and the economy, said the mayor, but over the past two years it has been $140,000 trending upward. “Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island” he said.