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Andrew Jackson Sandsbury (1830 - 1902)

Andrew Jackson Sandsbury Obituary: Andrew Jackson Sandsbury in uniform Photo Courtesy of the Nantucket Historical Association “Captain Andrew J. Sandsbury died at his home on Dover Street ye...

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Captain Cornelius Howland (1758 - 1835)

History Capt. Cornelius Howland was born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and was master of a vessel by the age of 18. He was taken prisoner during the Revolution and survived 15 months of captivity in E...

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Edward Wing Howland, Esq. (1804 - 1879)

Edward W. Howland became keeper of the Clark's Point Light in early 1835, replacing his father, Capt. Cornelius Howland, who had recently died at 77. source: "Clark's Point Light" History EDWARD ...

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Mary E. Strout (1829 - 1913)

As assistant keeper, Strout’s wife, Mary, was paid $480 annually. She kept the job until her son Joseph assumed the position in 1877.

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Joseph Woodbury Strout (1859 - 1931)

Joseph Strout served as Portland Head Lighthouse keeper until 1928, bringing the family’s tenure at the station to just one year short of six decades.

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Captain Joshua Freeman Strout (1826 - 1907)

Capt. Joshua Strout , a native of Cape Elizabeth and a former sea captain, became keeper in 1869 for $620 per year. Strout’s mother had worked as a housekeeper at Portland Head for Joshua Freema...

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Captain Joe Burrus (1879 - 1951)

Captain Joseph Merrit Burrus was appointed lighthouse keeper in 1929, the same year that the beacon was electrified. The light was automated in 1954, eight years after he retired. At that time Clyde Fa...

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