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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 483 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 806 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 485 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 677 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
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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
Another View from the Beach572 views
Point Lookout Lighthouse, from the buoy tracks765 viewsPoint Lookout Lighthouse, from the buoy tracks. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

Bay Side View of Lighthouse540 views
Yard Work around the Platform for the 1927 Windmill555 viewsThe four platforms supported a windmill, used to generate power for the lighthouse starting in 1927.
Girls on Wharf798 viewsTwo young women pose on the wharf. Notice the tracks to the left.
Sturgis Boys Swimming759 viewsPaul and Jack Sturgis swimming in the Potomac River. Notice the "Cable Crossing Do Not Anchor" sign in the background (just above the boy on the right).
Paul Sturgis as a Young Child684 viewsA very young Paul Sturgis has his picture taken in a sailor's uniform.
Point Lookout Wharf, summer of 1949.801 viewsPoint Lookout Wharf, summer of 1949. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

Last additions - Keepers
Jacobson Descendants Visit the Lighthouse399 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
553 viewsMar 17, 2019
Front Steps of Lighthouse885 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse870 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room887 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
North Side living Room846 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Bay Side View of Lighthouse710 viewsFeb 04, 2011
Looking SouthWest736 viewsNotice the interesting paint job on the lantern room.Feb 04, 2011