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In November of 1979, long-time friends Wilson Rawls and Ella Mae (English) Keagle sat down with a reporter from the Baltimore Sun to discuss their memories of lighthouse life. Wilson Rawls served as a lamplighter on the Maryland coast, and in the 1940s he was an assistant keeper for six years at Maryland’s Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse. Ella Mae Keagle grew up living at lighthouses where her father James E. English was a lighthouse keeper. Also, four of her brothers were lamplighters. Much of their discussion was about the improper care being given to lighthouses after they were automated. (Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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Lighthouse Service: An English Family Tradition
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