Digest>Nov/Dec 2013

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When Navy ships would pass Squirrel Point Lighthouse the Seavey children would ring the fog bell and the ships would always reply with a blast from their own horn. Shown here is a tank landing vessel that had been built in Seneca, Illinois by Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. that was used to make amphibious assaults and was involved with landing troops and equipment during D-Day at Normandy. After D-Day, the 328-foot LST 512 was damaged in a storm and returned to the United States for repairs, probably at Bath Iron Works when lighthouse keeper Harold Seavey captured this photo as it went past Maine’s Squirrel Point Lighthouse. She was later named the USS Burnett County and was eventually retired from service and sold in 1957 to the Peruvian Navy. (Photo courtesy of Ellen Teschler and Patricia Seavey Howard.)
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