Reminds me of a great day we (three guys) spent at a lighthouse off Marathon Florida which was manned by the Coast Guard. We told the three or four on duty that we'd provide the lobster (we were diving near there) if they cooked them and provided the rest of the meal. They agreed'
We had a nice time. I remember one five pound lobster that was so tough you could not chew it, it was literally like chewing a piece of rubber. The others were good, don't compare with Maine lobster however.
I wound up using it for bait and caught several fish with a chunk of it that the fish couldn't get off the hook either, LOL.
The lighthouse we were at was about six miles off Marathon
I guess that lighthouse was replaced by this.
Edit: noticed the date 1858. I don't know if that's a manned lighthouse or not.