Because photographs of the installation of fog signal equipment at lighthouses are extremely rare, these photos are a vital slice of lighthouse history. They were taken in 1924 at what is now known as Wisconsin’s Racine Breakwater Lighthouse by William F. Terp, who was a crewman onboard the U. S. Lighthouse Service tender Sumac from 1923 to 1926.
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