Restoration at Halfway Rock Reveals Evidence of Its Keepers

I always enjoy hearing from my research clients about their projects–especially if they are using historic documentation to restore or interpret their property. Ford Reiche has been keeping me up to date on his restoration of Halfway Rock Lighthouse in Maine. He recently sent me these three images relating to the keepers who were assigned to Halfway Rock in the 1930s. I was delighted with his interpretation of what he discovered in the process of restoring the tower: The crew at Halfway Rock had a long and frustrating effort to get funds appropriated for a refrigerator. From the date of construction in 1871 until …

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