By Jim Dolbow
The following is a great read on how to preserve and promote our Coast Guard’s history & heritage. According to Jaegun Lee of Watertownnews.com:
The search for past Tibbetts Point lighthouse keepers is complete.
Joseph P. Dudek, president of the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Historical Society, said he identified 35 keepers and has ordered a memorial plaque to honor those who kept the light shining at Tibbetts Point.
“I have gone ahead and ordered the plaque from the foundry,” Mr. Dudek said. “We should have it about the beginning of March.”
The 16-by-24-inch bronze plaque will list the names of all 35 keepers beneath emblems of the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Coast Guard. It will be placed on the foghorn building next to the lighthouse.
Rest of article here.
Additional information from the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office:
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER/LAKE ONTARIO
Station Established: 1827
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1854
Automated? YES 1981
Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1854
For more about the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, click here.
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