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Historical Placard: Greenbury Point Lighthouse August 2020

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Greenbury Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in August 2020. It will be displayed in the crew lounge at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Annapolis, Maryland

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse August 2020

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in August 2020. It is displayed in the U.S. Coast Guard Station Crew Lounge in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Keeper Bio: William Raabe

Date of Service: 1890-1925 1855:  Born June 27th in Germany. 1869:  Immigrates to the United States from Germany. 1880:  Occupation is listed as a Sailor living in Baltimore with his wife, Annie, in the U.S. Census. 1890–1891:  Serves as First Assistant at Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, MD. His salary is $420/year. 1891:  Serves as First …

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Keeper Bio: Joseph Francis Talbott

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Date of Service: 1883-1922 1857:  Born December 10th to in Anne Arundel County, MD. 1876-1879: Serves as an apprentice as a Brass Finisher in Baltimore, MD., at J.H. Register & Sons. 1879-1883:   Works as a Fireman with the United States Lighthouse Service. 1883:   Serves as Assistant Keeper at Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Corolla, NC., from February …

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Keeper Bio: Henry Clay Wingate

Date of Service: 1902 – 1927   1862:  Born May 19 to parents Thomas and Mary Wingate in Dorchester County, MD. 1880: Occupation is listed as Sailor in the U.S. Census 1889:  Henry is discharged from the Army on November 16 (Spanish American War) 1890: Marries Nettie J. Dodge. 1900: Occupation is listed as day …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keepers Noah and Nancy Lawson – May 8, 2021

Lighthouse plaque

Any questions, email Keeper Grave Dedication Ceremony programs@cheslights.org  Download the Grave Marker Program Marker and Ceremony Application here.

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Charles C. Tyler – May 8, 2021

Lighthouse plaque

Any questions, email Keeper Grave Dedication Ceremony programs@cheslights.org  Download the Grave Marker Program Marker and Ceremony Application here.

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper George Leikam – August, 2020

Lighthouse plaque

Any questions, email Keeper Grave Dedication Ceremony programs@cheslights.org  Download the Grave Marker Program Marker and Ceremony Application here.

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Historical Placard: New Point Comfort, Stingray Point, Wolf Trap and Windmill Point Lighthouse

A total of four indoor placards were presented in May 2021. Those four include the New Point Comfort, Stingray Point, Wolf Trap & Windmill Point Lighthouse. They are displayed in the Gwynn’s Island Museum, Gwynn, Virginia. Tom Edwards, Director of Gwynn’s Island Museum, accepting delivery of the four indoor placards in May 2021.

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Keeper Bio: William P. and Mary J. Sturtevant

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Date of Service: 1870-1873 1820: William P. Sturtevant is born in Edenton, NC. 1824: Mary Jane Bell is born in Portsmouth, VA. 1842: William P. Sturtevant marries Mary Jane Bell in Portsmouth, VA. On November 15th. 1860: In the U.S. Census, William P. Sturtevant’s occupation is a painter. 1870-1873:  William P. Sturtevant, Sr., is named …

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Keeper Bio: John and Celestine DePass

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Date of Service: 1870 1825:  John DePass is born in England. 1841:  Celestine is born in Virginia. 1870: John DePass is named Principal Keeper at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA., in May, where he remains until August 1870. 1870:  Celestine DePass, born in Virginia, is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA., in June …

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Keeper Bio: Solomon T. and Mrs. V.A. Mister

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Date of Service: 1865-1870 1865-1870:  Solomon T. Mister is named Principal Keeper at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $450/year, and his ending salary is $600/year. 1865-1870: Mrs. V.A. Mister is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA. Her beginning salary is $300/year, and her ending salary is $400/year. Sources: Chesapeake …

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Keeper Bio: George and Elizabeth Cross

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Date of Service: 1853-1863 1853-1856: George Cross is named Principal Keeper at Back River Lighthouse, VA. His salary is $400/year. 1859-1863: George Cross is named the first Principal Keeper at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA. His salary is $450/year. 1860: Elizabeth Cross is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse. Her salary is $300/year. 1861: …

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse July 2020

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in July 2020. It is displayed in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse May 2020 – US Army Transportation Museum

The Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in May 2020. It is displayed in the US Army Transportation Museum in Ft. Eustis, Virginia.

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Historical Placard: Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse May 2020

The Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in May 2020. It is displayed in the training room at the James River Reserve Fleet in Ft. Eustis, Virginia.

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Historical Placard: Piney Point Lighthouse February 2019

The Piney Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in February 2019. It is displayed in the Keeper’s Quarters at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, Piney Point, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Greenbury Point Lighthouse June 2019

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Greenbury Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in June 2019. It is to be displayed at the Greenbury Point Nature Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse April 2019

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on April 19, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Navy Marina Office in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Keeper Bio: Charles M. and Mary Hagelin

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Date of Service: 1862-1868 1808: Mary Jennings Hagelin is born in England. 1812: Charles M. Hagelin is born in Sweden. 1838: John H. Hagelin is born on September 12th. 1862-1868: Charles M. Hagelin is named Principal Keeper at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD. His beginning salary was $350/year. 1864-1867: John H. Hagelin, son of Keeper Charles …

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Keeper Bio: George and Sarah Thomas

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Date of Service: 1855-1859 1855: George Thomas is named Principal Keeper at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD. His salary was $350/year. 1857: Keeper Thomas dies on duty at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD. 1857-1859: Sarah Thomas, wife of George, is named Principal Keeper at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD. Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org    

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Keeper Bio: Samuel and Mrs. F. Mathews

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Date of Service: 1866 1866: Samuel Mathews is named Principal Keeper at Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse, VA., in March. He resigns 8 months later in November. His salary was $400/year. 1866: Mrs. F. Mathews, is named the First Assistant Keeper at Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse, VA., in June. She resigns 5 months later in November. Her salary …

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Keeper Bio: Henry and Carrie Richardson

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Date of Service: 1870-1873 1870-1873: Henry Richardson, born in England, is named Principal Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. His salary is $760/year. 1870-1872: Carrie Richardson, born in New Hampshire, is named the Second Assistant Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $400/year. Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org    

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Keeper Bio: H. and Mary Creekmore

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Date of Service: 1869-1870 1869-1870:  H. Creekmore, born in Virginia, is named Principal Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. His salary is $760/year. 1869-1870: Mary Creekmore, born in Virginia, is named the Second Assistant Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $400/year. Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org    

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Keeper Bio: William and Julia A. Harding

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Date of Service: 1864-1869 1828:  William Harding is born in approximately 1828, in Maryland. 1834: Julia A. is born in approximately 1834 in Maryland. 1864-1869:  William Harding is named Principal Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $550/year. His ending salary is $760/year. 1865-1869:  Julia A. Harding is named the First Assistant …

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Keeper Bio: Jean G. and Nancy B. Potts

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Date of Service: 1864-1872 1864: Jean G. Potts, from Germany, is appointed Principal Keeper at Cape Charles Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $500/year. 1865: Nancy B. Potts, the wife of Jean G. Potts, is appointed First Assistant Keeper at Cape Charles Lighthouse, VA. Her beginning salary is $300/year. 1868:  Keeper Jean G. Potts is …

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Keeper Bio: William M. and Augusta P. Elmore

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Date of Service: 1869-1877 1833:  William M. Elmore is born in Northumberland County, VA. 1845:  Augusta P. Ashburn is born on June 9 in Virginia 1863: William M. Elmore marries Augusta P. Ashburn in Virginia. 1869-1877: William M. Elmore is named Principal Keeper at Bowlers Rock Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $600/year. His ending …

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Keeper Bio: Daniel and Rosannah Tatham

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Date of Service: 1843-1849 1843: Daniel Tatham is appointed Principal Keeper in April at Bodkin Point Lighthouse, MD. His annual salary is $400/year. 1844:  Daniel Tatham passes away in July and his wife, Rosannah, is appointed Principal Keeper at Bodkin Point Lighthouse, MD. Her annual salary is $400/year. 1849: Rosannah Tatham resigns as Principal Keeper …

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Keeper Bio: John and Araminta Gray

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Date of Service: 1822-1823 1822: Bodkin Point Lighthouse, MD is constructed, and John Gray is appointed Principal Keeper in January. 1822: John Gray dies in August. William B. Barney of the fifth U.S. Naval District, recommends that his widow, Araminta, be appointed Principal Keeper. Stephen Pleasonton endorses his letter and then forwards it to President …

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Keeper Bio: Mary Caulk Smith

Date of Service: 1868 – 1872 1841: Born on August 10th in Delaware. 1867-1872: Mary’s husband, Charles H. Smith is appointed Principal Keeper for the newly constructed Assateague Lighthouse, VA., in 1867. 1868-1872: Mary C. Smith is appointed the First Assistant at Assateague Lighthouse, VA. Her annual salary is $400/year. 1908: Mary Caulk Smith dies …

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