Rhode Island Lighthouse History

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Prudence Island Lighthouse Keepers

1855 - 1905


 Lighthouse Keepers   Annual Salaries Dates Appointed
 Pelig Shearman  $350.00  January 6, 1852
 Henry Dimond  $350.00  June 17, 1852
 Edward M. Spooner  $350.00  December 7, 1855
 Wm. L. Yewel*  $350.00  Febuary 1, 1859
 Thomas J. Cory  $500.00  November 15, 1862
 Isaac Aldrich (acting)  $500.00  September 28, 1875
 Isaac Aldrich  $500.00  December 5, 1878
 John J. Clarke (acting)  $500.00  October 19, 1886
 John J. Clarke  $500.00  August 10, 1887
 Olney Coyle (acting)  $500.00  December 17, 1887
 Olney Coyle  $500.00  June 21, 1888
 John F. Follet (acting)  $500.00  December 13, 1888
 John F. Follet  $500.00  April 3, 1889
 Thomas Burke (acting)  $500.00  April 23, 1894
 Thomas Burke  $500.00  January 8, 1895
 Nathaniel Dodge  $500.00  June 22, 1898
 Martin Thompson  $500.00  October 1, 1905

*Yewel was listed in an early Lighthouse Board records, but does not appear in later  records.


View pages of Prudence Island Lighthouse Keeper's Names from Register of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845 - 1892


Keepers 1852 - 1859 Keepers 1859 - 1862 Keepers 1862 - 1878 Keepers 1878 Keepers 1878 - 1898 Keepers 1898

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