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Keeper Served on the Pacific Coast and the Great Lakes


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George R. Wilson

Shown here in this recently discovered photo, courtesy of Ann Karrow, is lighthouse keeper George R. Wilson in the 1930s throwing out a rope to a small boat trying to deliver mail to Alaska’s Cape Sarichef Lighthouse.

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Cape Sarichef Lighthouse in Alaska where George ...

He also served at DeTour Light, Michigan; Cape Flattery Lighthouse, Washington; West Point Lighthouse, Washington; Scotch Cap Lighthouse, Alaska; and Cape Decision Lighthouse in Alaska.

Interestingly, George R. Wilson finished his lighthouse career on the Great Lakes as a 2nd assistant keeper at Michigan’s Middle Island Lighthouse from 1941 to 1942.

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