Rasmus Petersen was born in Aarhus, Denmark on March 6, 1853 and came to America when he was around 20 years old. After spending some years at sea, he began his light-keeping career as the 4th assistant on Tillamook Rock in 1887. (Courtesy of Westport Maritime Museum)
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