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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 336 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 604 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 327 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 519 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 608 times

Raymond Hartzel (1964-1966)


Photos courtesy of Raymond Hartzel and Family.

85 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2011
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Random files - Keepers
Swing Outside Radio Room554 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.
Eunice Metivier Graduation 869 viewsFrom left to right: Margaurite Metivier, Eunice Metivier and Herman Metivier. Eunice dressed in her graduation cap and gown, but did not attend her high school graduation because her father had a prior church committment.
Crew of 1949803 viewsPictured from left to right are: Keeper Herman Metivier, Bobby Younkins (from Washington state), Julius Knott, Tony Borres, and assistant keeper Zadock Sturgis. Julius Knott painted the Coast Guard Sign.
Four Generations of Yeatmans670 viewsCharles Price Tull with his mother, Eliza Cornelia Yeatman Tull and her mother, Anna Marie Lamb Yeatman (Year of birth: 1841). The little girl's name is Catherine, sister to Lucille Nestler, c. 1916. Lucille Nestler is the great-granddaughter of lighthouse keeper William Yeatman Sr. (keeper at Point Lookout from 1871-1908), and has provided this photograph. William Yeatman Sr. also had a son named William.

On the Wharf291 viewsFrom the collection of George Fish, grandson of keeper George Willis.
Jack in Drag639 viewsThe ghost of Halloween Past. Jack Sturgis poses in the north side kitchen.
Paul Sturgis at Christmas432 viewsPaul shows off his new bike in front of the family Christmas tree.
Girls on Wharf595 viewsTwo young women pose on the wharf. Notice the tracks to the left.

Last additions - Keepers
Jacobson Descendants Visit the Lighthouse33 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
216 viewsMar 17, 2019
Front Steps of Lighthouse567 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse544 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room554 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
North Side living Room515 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Bay Side View of Lighthouse507 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking SouthWest497 viewsNotice the interesting paint job on the lantern room.Feb 04, 2011