Yes, it can be difficult to admit when you’re in the wrong, BUT it isn’t fair when you are cast adrift without all the necessary information to base a decision upon! The lighthouse keeper was not doing their job correctly if an entire fleet of ships was about to impact upon the land. Should both parties have handled themselves better? Surely! In the end, they were both wrong, and the only possible reaction should have been relief at the avoidance of a maritime disaster.