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David E. Aikens, shown here on the left, was the Coast Guard keeper washed overboard at the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse in September 13, 1966. He is shown here in 1966 with Coastguardsman Raymond A. Wlascinski at the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse with a harbor seal named Charlie who took up residence at the lighthouse and became one of the station’s mascots. It seems that one day, “He made his way up on the rocks and moved right into our engine room,” recalled Wlascinski. “He really enjoys curling up in front of the warm radiators there.” When not snoozing, the seal kept the men hopping with his ambitious snooping and eating habits. (Lighthouse Digest archives)
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Keeper Overboard
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