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Lighthouse Keeper Joseph N. Singleton Honored

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Deb Singleton Gallup, granddaughter of lighthouse ...

Approximately 40 people gathered this past July at the gravesite of lighthouse keeper Joseph N. Singleton (1870-1964) to remember and honor his years of service to our nation with the placement of a U.S. Lighthouse Service Memorial Marker.

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A large number of the descendants of Joseph N. Singleton attended the ceremony and were instrumental in planning the event. Representing the Crisp Point Lighthouse Historical Society were Elaine and Larry Watson, Karl and Marcia Jahn, and Rick Brockway. Singleton’s granddaughter Beckie Anderson read the history of his lighthouse career, Carl Jahn spoke of the general duties of lighthouse keepers and Michael Gallup, great grandson of Singleton placed the actual marker.

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The 1904 Crisp Point Lighthouse near Paradise, ...

Joseph N. Singleton started his lighthouse career in 1915 at Charity Island Lighthouse in Big Charity Island at the approach to inner Saginaw Bay near Au Gres, Michigan. In 1916 he was transferred as 1st assistant keeper at Two Harbors Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Two Harbors, Minnesota where he served until 1923 when he was promoted and transferred as the head keeper at Crisp Point Lighthouse near Paradise, Michigan where he served until his retirement in 1940.

Lighthouse Digest commends all of those who helped organize and participated in this ceremony to honor lighthouse keeper Joseph N. Singleton, who served his nation with distinction.

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