Shown here is the Harbor Beach Life Saving Station lookout watch tower at the end of the Huron Milling Company Dock in Harbor Beach, Michigan about 1885.
At the Docks
U.S. Lighthouse Tenders and Coast Guard boats are shown here docked at the St. George Base in Staten Island, New York. The date of the photo is unknown.
Collector cards like this with beautifully painted images were once popular giveaways by many merchants to help promote their business and encourage people to come back and shop with them. Many time they offered different scenes, for people to collect them all. This one with a lighthouse and a beautiful woman looking out to sea for her beau’s ship to arrive was distributed by Joseph LaCasse of Suncook, New Hampshire and given to everyone who purchased a pair of boots or shoes from his store. This one is circa 1897-1900.
Collecting old advertising cards can be a fun and educational hobby for the entire family. Cards like this can often be found at paper collectible and ephemera shows.
Before the Fire
This official U.S. Army photograph of Connecticut’s 1802 Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse was taken before the keeper’s house was destroyed in a fire on March 15, 1976. Unfortunately we don’t know the year when the photograph was taken or why the U.S. Army took this official photo of the lighthouse. Perhaps one of our readers might have the answer.
This story appeared in the
Nov/Dec 2018 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 © 1995-2024 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.