In October of 1967 FBI agents, Deputy U.S. Marshalls, and the U.S. Coast Guard guarded mob informant Joe “the Animal” Barboza Baron in the assistant keeper’s home at Thacher Island Light Station in Massachusetts from where they escorted him to and from court on several occasions. He was gunned down by a hit-man in San Francisco on February 11, 1976.
This story appeared in the
Sep/Oct 2020 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.
All contents copyright © 1995-2023 by Lighthouse Digest®, Inc. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest. For contact information, click here.