Point Lookout Lighthouse

Historical Lighthouse Pictures

Category Albums Files
Assistant KeepersIncludes assistant keepers and enlisted men who rotated through Point Lookout Light Station.
1 83
Charlie Kidd (1958-1959)


Charlie Kidd and his wife lived at the lighthouse from 1958-1959. See interview under the History->Interview menu bar.

83 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 562 times


1 albums on 1 page(s)

Herman Metivier (1943-1954)


Herman Metivier was Assistant Keeper from 1939 until 1943, and Keeper from 1943 until he retired in 1954.

12 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 305 times

Zaddock Sturgis (1954-1956)


Zaddock Sturgis was Assistant Keeper from 1943 through 1954, and Keeper from 1954 until he retired in 1956 on medical disability.

79 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
Album viewed 551 times

William Moody(1869-1871 and 1908-1912)


The only keeper to serve two terms at Point Lookout.

1 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 297 times

Thomas Jacobson (1912-1917)


This keeper seemed to prefer the sea to land based lighthouses.

13 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 467 times

William Yeatman (1871-1908)


Served the longest term as keeper, and died at Point Lookout. His son Percy held the keeper position for 1 month after William's death so the family could have time to move to nearby housing.

34 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 544 times

Raymond Hartzel (1964-1966)


Photos courtesy of Raymond Hartzel and Family.

85 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2011
Album viewed 535 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Keepers
Diane Kidd in the Snow358 viewsDiane Kidd in the snow.
A Large Tree248 views
Heavy Snow Fall349 viewsTwelve inches of snow fell on 12/12/1958. View of the pier from the light.
Jack Sturgis revisits Basement of his Boyhood491 viewsMany years later, Jack Sturgis visits the basement where he played as a child. Jack and his brothers would swim in the basement when it flooded, unconcerned about the dangers of electricity and other hazards. Jack and his brothers would enter the basement to shovel coal into the coal fired furnace. Jack had many fond memories, including swimming in the basement during noreasters and Hurricane Hazel. The retaining wall (in the foreground) did not exist when the Sturgis family live in the lighthouse, and the coal furnace would have the flame extinguished when the basement flooded. A coal bin was kept to the right of the furnace.

Paul Sturgis326 viewsPaul stands on the tracks outside the buoy shed. Notice the bird houses in the background.
William Yeatman's Grave Marker617 viewsWilliam Yeatman's Grave Marker. William and his wife Anna Maria Yeatman are buried about 8 miles north of the lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Kathy Handiboe.

Lighthouse, c. 1949468 viewsPoint Lookout, Summer of 1949. Notice the fence and the absence of the windmill. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

Along the Fenceline252 views

Last additions - Keepers
Front Steps of Lighthouse394 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse367 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room374 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
North Side living Room337 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Bay Side View of Lighthouse331 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking SouthWest347 viewsNotice the interesting paint job on the lantern room.Feb 04, 2011
North Side Living Room337 viewsFeb 04, 2011
On the Steps of the Lighthouse301 viewsFeb 04, 2011