Lighthouse Keeper Grave Marker Fund

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Timothy Harrison  WHITING, ME
Lighthouse Keeper Memorial Marker & Tombstone Restoration Fund Sponsored by Lighthouse Digest

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.
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Update 4
Posted by Timothy Harrison
7 months ago
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In May and June of 2016 eleven more lighthouse keepers were honored with the placement of Lighthouse Keeper Memorial Grave Markers. See the full story in the July/August edition of Lighthouse Digest magazine.
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Update 3
Posted by Timothy Harrison
9 months ago
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On Saturday, May 28 at 1:30 pm at the Corey and Olsen Cemetery we will be place historic markers at the graves of lighthouse keeper Ephraim Johnson, Maurcie A. Babcock, Sr., Don F. Ashby, and Ira Scovill.
The cemetery is located on Corey Rd. in Lubec, Maine.
The public is invited to attend.
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Update 2
Posted by Timothy Harrison
10 months ago
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U.S. Lighthouse Service Memorial Grave Markers have recently been placed at the graves site of lighthouse keeper Edwin Clements and Lighthouse Commissioner Harold D. King and lightship sailor Alfredo Monteiro. Dave Gamage also placed markers at the grave sites of Fred Batty and Arthur Beal.
Gravesite of keeper Edwin Clements
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Posted by Timothy Harrison
10 months ago
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Historic grave markers have been placed at over a dozen grave sites, most recently in Washington State honoring lighthouse keeper Edwin Clements. Please help us in our efforts to honor these men and women who kept our shores safe.
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Marie Connaghan LaFreniere
10 months ago

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?

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Ernest G. DeRaps
16 months ago

A great new idea and I shall help.

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$1,525 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 32 people in 19 months
Created July 22, 2015
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Timothy Harrison  
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Kiera Tierney
2 months ago

Thank you for all that you do for these unrecognized heros

ED
$50
Eric Jay Dolin
3 months ago
DB
$70
Debra Baldwin
3 months ago

Go Digest Go! :)

$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
LQ
$15
Lighthouse Queen
4 months ago

Honorable effort!

SJ
$75
Susan Johnson
5 months ago
LB
$50
Laura Baumeister
5 months ago
DT
$10
Don Taft
6 months ago
Marie Connaghan LaFreniere
10 months ago

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?

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Ernest G. DeRaps
16 months ago

A great new idea and I shall help.

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