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George Willis (1917-1939)


The pictures in this album are courtesy of George Fish, grandson of Keeper George Willis. His grandmother, Queenie Willis, ran the post office in Scotland for many years. Most of the pictures are believed to be from the 1920s. If you recognize anyone in the pictures, please email Many thanks to George for sharing these gems with us! Notice details of the buildings attached to the lighthouse prior to the 1927 remodel.

11 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
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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 521 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.

71 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
Album viewed 852 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 519 times

Thomas Jacobson (1912-1917)


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

12 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2020
Album viewed 710 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.

35 files, last one added on Mar 17, 2019
Album viewed 878 times

Raymond Hartzel (1964-1966)


Photos courtesy of Raymond Hartzel and Family.

85 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2011
Album viewed 861 times


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Random files - Keepers
Landscape545 views
Charles Price Tull's Children807 viewsCharles Price Tull's children Buddy, Catherine and Elmer in front of the Point Lookout Lighthouse. Lucille Nestler was an infant when this picture was taken, 1920s (1921 or 1922). Unknown, Photo courtesy of Lucille Nestler. Lucille Nestler is a relative of one of the Lighthouse keepers of Point Lookout and has provided this photograph.

Catharine Marie Ardeeser Hessler892 viewsCatharine Marie Ardeeser Hessler.
Outside View of the Lighthouse583 viewsFamily poses on the east side steps of the lighthouse.
Front Steps of Lighthouse930 views
North Side Living Room547 viewsVery easy to imagine family life in this majestic place.
Buoy Shed, viewed from the Wharf728 viewsPoint Lookout Wharf, buoy shed in the background. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

Bike at Christmas669 viewsWally Sturgis inspects the bicycles under the family Christmas tree.

Last additions - Keepers
Jacobson Descendants Visit the Lighthouse499 viewsJudy and Jenny are descendants of keeper Thomas Jacobson, who served as keeper of Point Lookout Lighthouse from May 1, 1912 until August 30, 1917. Judy is Mr. Jacobson's great granddaughter; Jenny is his great-great granddaughter, and Judy's daughter. Lighthouse historian Robert Hall took the family on a tour of the lighthouse, pointing out the differences between how the structure looked during Mr. Jacobson's five year tenure and the way that it looks today. Pictured: Jenny and Judy on lighthouse porch. Jan 03, 2020
597 viewsMar 17, 2019
Front Steps of Lighthouse930 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse915 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room935 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
North Side living Room895 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Bay Side View of Lighthouse723 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking SouthWest752 viewsNotice the interesting paint job on the lantern room.Feb 04, 2011