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List of Lighthouse Keepers

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List of Lighthouse Keepers
FirstLastServiceStateCountyPlaceSrc
HeadFrank B. 1975-1976NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantHenry 1901-1903MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
2nd AssistantGeorge 1872-1873MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadJames T. 1907-1928MABarnstable CoChatham Lighthouse
3rd AssistantJohn W. 1877SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn W. 1877-1881SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantJohn W. 1881-1883SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantCarl 1917NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJ. F. 1869-1875SCGeorgetown CoGeorgetown, Georgetown Lighthouse
HeadJames 1855-1859NYErie CoBuffalo, Buffalo Main Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn F. 1906-1908NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantJohn F. 1908NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJohn F. 1910-1912NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadRandall K. 1967-1968MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadRandall K. 1968-1969MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadWilliam L., Jr. 1915-1917MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantNathaniel P. 1871-1873NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantCharles S. 1886-1891NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantFrancis D. 1907-1908OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
HeadGeorge W. 1880-1883GAGlynn CoSt Simons Lighthouse
HeadSalmon 1853OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
1st AssistantBenjamin 1881MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
1st AssistantMrs. S. J. 1874-1878MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantNathaniel P. 1865-1868MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadWilliam 1871-1878MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantAvery J. 1867NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
2nd AssistantEdward B. 1930-1933NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1907MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
2nd AssistantHomer T. 1912-1913NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1915-1920NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1928-1930NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadHomer T. 1931-1936NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJulian H. 1928-1929NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantJulian H. 1930-1933NCWashington CoPlymouth, Roanoke River Lighthouse
1st AssistantJulian H. 1933-1940NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
3rd AssistantWesley 1885-1889NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWesley 1889-1892NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWesley 1892-1893NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWesley L. 1893-1912NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadWesley Leon 1912-1929NCHyde CoOcracoke Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam Riley 1891-1912NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantWilliam Riley 1912-1927NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadHenry A. 1876-1885NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJames H. 1888-1891MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantSamuel G. 1857-1858NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantAlonzo 1889-1890NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantAlonzo 1890-1891NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadHenry 1814-1832NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadNathaniel 1846-1849MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
HeadNathaniel 1859MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantRichard C. 1892-1894NCWashington CoPlymouth, Roanoke River Lighthouse
HeadThomas 1940-1950OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam A. 1908-1912NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantA. J. 1910NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadArthur J. 1930-1940CTMiddlesex CoSaybrook, Lynde Point Lighthouse
HeadPaul 1946-1951MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadEbenezer D. 1869-1885NYNiagara CoFort Niagara Lighthouse
1st AssistantOliver H. 1871-1872NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
3rd AssistantOliver H. 1873-1878NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWalter L. 1901NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
3rd AssistantJohn 1876-1877SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantJoseph E. 1904-1908MADukes CoEdgartown, Cape Poge Lighthouse
HeadJoseph E. 1908-1919MADukes CoEdgartown, Cape Poge Lighthouse
HeadRalph 1849-1853MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
1st AssistantWilliam H. 1869NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
HeadGeorge, Jr. 1967-1968MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
1st AssistantThomas H. 1905NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
HeadGeorge W. 1890-1899CTNew London CoStonington Harbor Lighthouse
HeadSeth H. 1857-1861OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
2nd AssistantF. W. 1880-1882NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantGeorge S., Jr. 1935MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantHarry C. 1921-1923NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadMesech 1783-1786NHRockingham CoPortsmouth, Harbor Lighthouse
3rd AssistantAngus G. 1883SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantAngus G. 1883-1896SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantAngus G. 1896-1902SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
HeadAngus G. 1902-1914SCGeorgetown CoGeorgetown, Georgetown Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1868-1869NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1870-1872NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1873-1874NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantLewis L. 1874-1875NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantStephen B. 1863-1864NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam G. 1874-1875NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadSaxton 1853-1857OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
HeadMitchell 1911-1916MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
HeadGeorge A. 1880-1881NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantGeorge A. 1884-1886NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantGeorge A. 1886-1912NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantSilas 1859-1860NCCarteret CoMorehead City, Cape Lookout Lighthouse
HeadElijah 1823-1825NYNiagara CoFort Niagara Lighthouse
HeadFrederick A. C. 1930-1936MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantOscar C. G. 1902-1903MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadKenneth F. 1966-1967NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn 1942-1944MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadGeorge 1854-1855MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantRay L. 1933-1935NCCarteret CoMorehead City, Cape Lookout Lighthouse
HeadCharles W. 1867-1869CTNew Haven CoNew Haven, Five Mile Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantSarah A. 1868-1869CTNew Haven CoNew Haven, Five Mile Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn D. 1917NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
HeadBenjamin 1861-1864MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse

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