A light house built atop a dangerous cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean signaled warning sailors to avoid the jagged rocks below.
Seafarers who didn’t see the light were rescued by the people who had built and operated the station.
Over time those people began installing creature comforts.
Fund raising began.
Plaques bearing donors names went onto the walls of the building:there were ribbon cutting ceremonies, and the place was rented on weekends for weddings and receptions. The lighthouse became more like a club than a rescue mission.
One day a group of people in a nearby town started a new rescue agency to save sailors thrown against the sea soaked rocks. The group that had built the first light house had forgotten its purpose so another group formed to carry out the original mission.