Rhode Island Lighthouse History

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Sassafras Point Lighthouse Keepers

1872 - 1909


 Lighthouse Keepers   Annual Salaries Dates Appointed
 Lorenzo Clark  $160.00  January 25, 1872
 Lorenzo Clark *  $320.00  July 11, 1872
 C. H. Salisbury **    
 John Whittemore  $400.00  December 10, 1872
 Edward Beard  $400.00  May 26, 1873
 Samuel D. Heard  $400.00  September 2, 1873
 Edward P. Hoxsie (acting)  $400.00  July 31, 1882
 William Dunwel  $550.00  October 4, 1882
 Patrick Fitzpatrick (acting)  $550.00  April 2, 1886
 John J. Mullen (acting)  $500.00  March 28, 1892
 Wm. Tengren  $550.00  April 20, 1886
 John J. Mullen  $500.00  September 14, 1887

*Clark became the keeper for Fuller Rock Lighthouse and Sassafras Point Lighthouse.

**Salisbury was the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Keeper and also served temporarily as the Fuller Rock Lighthouse Keeper, from November 12, 1872 to December 9, 1872.


View pages of Sassafras Point Lighthouse Keeper's Names from Register of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845 - 1892



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