Lighthouse Keeper Grave Marker Fund
The lighthouse keepers who served at our nation’s lighthouses under the old United States Lighthouse Service from 1789 to 1939 have never been honored with an historical service marker at their tombstones such as those placed by the tombstones of our veterans. We can now change that. However, it can only be accomplished with the help of donations from the general public and lighthouse enthusiasts. Additionally, many of the tombstones of our nation’s lighthouse keepers need to be restored, or replaced. Some are faded, some have fallen over, others have sunk into the ground, and others have simply disappeared. Many tombstones will need restoration or replacement.
Part of this process has already started with U.S. Lighthouse Service Memorial Markers having been placed at the tombstones of lighthouse keepers Lucius Davis, Roscoe Johnson, Willie W. Corbett, Abbie Burgess Grant, Isaac Grant, and Harris Grant. The cost of the markers and tombstone restoration is expensive, and we need your help to honor the service that these people gave to our nation. Your financial contributions will help make a difference.
The cemetery is located on Corey Rd. in Lubec, Maine.
The public is invited to attend.
My grandfather, Bertrand J. McDonough was a lighthouse keeper around the Great Lakes from approximately 1926-1962 and has never had a marker. How do I get him on the list?
A great new idea and I shall help.