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Pat Shingleton: "A Beacon in the Storm"

10 months ago June 28, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Saturday, June 28 2014 Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:06:30 PM EDT in Pat Shingleton Column

The "keeper of the light" used kerosene to light the lamps. The lighthouseman donned a pair of colored goggles, preventing blurred vision from the ignition flash. From the coast of the Pacific Northwest to California, the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic seaboard; more than a thousand lighthouses guided the ships at sea away from coastal tragedy, bringing many a captain through gales, storms or fog. As noted in a previous column, only one manned lighthouse remains, located in New England - the Boston Light. The other was kept for 65 years by Frank Schubert who manned the Coney Island Lighthouse. He and his dog, Blazer, remained on duty until December of 2003. Schubert died at the age of 88, the last Coast Guard civilian lighthouse keeper.

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