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Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse where Arthur C. E. Hamblett was stationed as a 2nd assistant keeper from March 2, 1895 to April 1, 1897. He became the keeper here on January 1, 1905 and served until March 8, 1907, when he was transferred to become the keeper at American Shoal Lighthouse. He then returned to Rebecca Shoal to again be the head keeper until 1910 when he was transferred to Windward Point Lighthouse in Cuba. The Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse was located east of Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, Florida. After having been abandoned to the elements in 1953, the deteriorated lighthouse was demolished. The lantern room was salvaged by a scrap metal dealer who eventually sold it to a private individual who built what is known today as the Key Largo Lighthouse. (Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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