Date of Service: 1860-1863
1860-1863: Elizabeth Cross is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse. Her salary is $300/year. (Her husband George Cross served as Principal Keeper)
1861: During the Civil War, the Confederates remove the lens from the lighthouse and cause major damage to the structure.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org;