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 200 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 118 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 215 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 104 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 172 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 199 times

Raymond Hartzel (1964-1966)


Photos courtesy of Raymond Hartzel and Family.

85 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2011
Album viewed 199 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Keepers
Diane Kidd on the Beach with Lonesome157 viewsDiane Kidd walks the family dog Lonesome on the beach.
Swing Outside Radio Room242 viewsThis picture was taken under the North Side buoy shed. The swing is outside of the radio room. Pictured from left to right are: Raymond, Father; Mary, wife; and Raymond Hartzel.
Hartzel Family258 viewsThe family gathered in the north side living room. Pictured from right to left are: Father, Raymond; Cousin, Cheryl Marinchak; Mother, Laura; and Ray with pet dog in his lap.
Discontinue Order for Lighthouse283 viewsThis is a hand written note that Raymond Hartzel transcribed from the radio, ordering the shutdown of Point Lookout Lighthouse.

The note has the following information:


Unclas fm O.

1. Discontinued Pt Lookout Light and Fog signal LL2448 as a an Aid to Navagatiion on 11 Jan 66.

2. New off shore unattended aid has been placed in operation using same name and LL number.

3. Point lookout light to be placed in care taker Status IAW OPORDER 3-66 being mailed this date.
Paul Sturgis as a Young Child179 viewsA very young Paul Sturgis has his picture taken in a sailor's uniform.
Jack and Paul Sturgis163 viewsFrom another angle- Jack and Paul surrounded by Fussy Budget's puppies. Fussy delivered the pups in the coal bin and was tragically killed by a coal delivery. Jack and Paul raised the 13 pups on milk, feeding them with a baby's bottle.
Mary Hartzel Entertains in the North Side Kitchen96 views
Lighthouse, Coal and Buoy Sheds327 viewsPoint Lookout Lighthouse. The fog bell is visible on the left hand side of the photo. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart. Date unknown but most likely early 1920s.

Last additions - Keepers
Front Steps of Lighthouse132 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse110 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room116 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
North Side living Room108 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Bay Side View of Lighthouse102 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking SouthWest119 viewsNotice the interesting paint job on the lantern room.Feb 04, 2011
North Side Living Room111 viewsFeb 04, 2011
On the Steps of the Lighthouse99 viewsFeb 04, 2011