Tangier Sound Lighthouse

Tangier Sound Lighthouse

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

Tangier Sound Lighthouse was built in 1890 in the Chesapeake Bay just southeast of Tangier Island. It was a square screwpile lighthouse. The lighthouse suffered damage in a 1905 ice flow that drove a schooner into the structure. The lighthouse was automated prior to being dismantled in 1961. The current steel tower was erected on the original foundation.

Head Keepers:  Francis E. Wilkins (1890 – 1904), John F. Jarvis (1904 – 1906), George P. Hudgins (1906 – 1908), Charles A. Sterling (1908 – 1911), Edward L. Thomas (1911 – at least 1915), Joseph M. Burrus (1916 – 1917), Malachi D. Swain (1917), George M. Wible (1917 – at least 1925), William W. Thomas (at least 1925 – at least 1932), Barney C. Thomas (at least 1936 – at least 1942)

First Assistant:  William A. Crockett (1890 – 1892), John Spence (1892 – 1901), Thomas H. Baum (1901), George G. Johnson (1901), E.T. Bradshaw (1901), Eugene S. Riley (1901), George W. Miles (1902), E.L. Thomas (1902), James O. Casey (1902), T.L. Crockett (1902), Walter C. Cox (1902 – 1903), Sheldon R. Van Houter (1903 – 1904), Warren Wright Jones (1904 – 1905), Robert H. Sterling (1905 – 1907), Edward L. Thomas (1907 – 1911), John M. Marchant (1911 – 1913), William A. Crockett (1913 – 1914), W. Walter Thomas (1914), Robert H. Sterling (1914 – at least 1915), George M. Wible (1917), Edward M. Haymen (1917), Robert Bradshaw (1918), Elton C. Marsh (1918), Edward J. Adams (1918 – ), William H. Holland (at least 1919 – at least 1932), Earl B. King (at least 1939 – at least 1942)

Second Assistant:  T. J. Cropper (at least 1927), Earl B. King (at least 1930 – at least 1932), Joseph B. Farrow (1936), Oliver C. Lupton (1936 – 1938), Gatha F. Cattee (at least 1939 – at least 1942)

Updated 6/5/2019


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