Rhode Island Lighthouse History

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Brenton Reef Lightship LV-14 Keepers

1853 - 1856


 Lightship Keepers   Annual Salaries Dates Appointed
 David C. Champlin  $700.00  March 2, 1853
 John Heath  $700.00  July 30, 1853
 Edward E. Taylor  $700.00  February 25, 1854
 Samuel Dunn  $700.00  March 4, 1854
 Josiah K. Pitman  $700.00  December 19, 1854

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-11 Keepers

1856 - 1897


 Lightship Keepers   Annual Salaries Dates Appointed
 Josiah K. Pitman  $700.00  December 19, 1854
 Joseph Sherman  $700.00  May 11, 1861
 George Bardick  $700.00  October 31, 1865
 Charles D. Marsh  $700.00  November 6, 1865
 George Williams  $700.00  August 8, 1866
 Clarke Bardick  $700.00  July 3, 1868
 Charles D. Marsh  $700.00  May 12, 1871
 David H. Caulkins (acting)  $700.00  March 1, 1886
 David H. Caulkins  $700.00  July 9, 1886
 Edward Fogarty (acting)  $650.00  June 18, 1888
 Edward Fogarty  $650.00  April 3, 1889

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-39 Keepers

1897 - 1935


 Lightship Keepers  Years as Commanding Officer
 Edward Fogarty  1898 - ?
 Charles A. Hawkins   ? - 1917
 Karl M. Larsen  1917 - 1919
 Fred J. Worth  1919
 Martin Berg  1919 - 1922
 Harold White  1922 - 1923
 Theodor Anderson  1923 - 1927
 Charles Steijen  ? - 1927
 Theodor Anderson  1927 - ?
 John B. Kelly  1927
 Frederic Sundloff  1927 - 1929
 August E. Gustafson  1928 - ?

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-102/WAL 525 Keepers

1935 - 1962


 Lightship Keepers  Years as Commanding Officer
 Norman Gray, Master  1939 - ?
 CWO Edward Godlewski, CO  August, 1961 - October, 1963


View pages of Brenton Reef Lightship Keeper's Names from Register of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845 - 1892


Keepers 1853 - 1856 Keepers 1854 - 1871 Keepers 1868 - 1871 Keepers 1871 - 1885 Keepers 1886 - 1891

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