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WM puts the Trawler Jr. lamps on eBay once in a while. I don't know if it's overstock or not but I was able to pick up my second one last fall for about $100.
I can get 4 to 8 hours from a filling and use "lamp oil". Two of them in the main saloon on my C&C 34 provide just the right amount of light for dining and even cooking but not quite enough to read by. Never noticed any soot but the small amount of heat is pretty pleasant in the evenings.
I have several hooks around the cabin so I can hang one directly over the galley, over the saloon table, over the nav station, etc.
I used to have a W&P anchor lamp that worked quite well. It was really appropriate in the cockpit of my Marshall 22 catboat but not so much on my early 80s IOR-influenced boat. The lamp would soot up a bit in higher winds but it never blew out even in 30 knot rain squalls.