Keepers of the Light

US Lighthouse Service Keepers (1808-1939)

1808 – 1809 Benjamin Cole.
1809 – 1832 Philip Goldthwait.
1832 – 1833 Tristram Goldthwait
1833 – 1841 Abraham Norwood.
1841- (?) John Adams
1849 – 1853 Stephen D. Batchelder
1853 – 1856 Nathaniel Varrell.
1856 – 1858 Lyman Frank Varrell
1858 – 1861 Jos. R. Bryant.
1861 – 1865 Ebenezer Emerson.
1865 – 1872 Edwin Tarbox
1872 – 1886 Albert Norwood.
1886 – 1905 Thomas Henry Orcutt.
1905 – 1914 Charles A. Burke.
1914 – 1917 C.B. Staples.
1917 – 1923 W.F. Lurvey.
1923 – 1926 Albert Staples.
1927 – 1934 George Woodward.
1934 – 1938 Earle Benson.

Coast Guard Keepers (1939-1986)

1939 – 1951 Earle Benson.
1952 – 1956 EN3 Edward G. Frank
1957 – (?) BM2 Gerald E. Ryan
1957 – 1959 David A Katon.
1959 – 1962 Laurier Burnham.
1962 – 1963 Jack B. Netherwood.
1963 – 1964 Dave Winchester.
1964 – 1967 BM3 David P. Bichrest.
1967 – 1968 BM3 A. J. Savageau (sp?)
1968 – (?) BM2 Ronald A. Handfield.
1969 – 1970 James J. Roche.
1970 – 1972 Cliff Trebilcock.
1972 – (?) Andrew Pruneau.
1973 – 1976 Jerry Murray.
1976 – 1979 Michael McQuade.
1979 – 1982 Russ Lowell.
1982 – 1983 Paul V. Sodano
1983 – 1985 Phillip Brothwell
1986 (8/1-10/1) Merton Perry. Warren Rowell

2004 – Present: The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse

Take a Tour

Reserve your spot on a lighthouse tour in July and August. Visit the “Make A Reservation” page to book your trip.

Volunteer

Intersted in volunteering? From tour guides, boat crew, fundraising, to landscaping, there are many opportunities to volunteer and enjoy the beauty of Wood Island.

Donate

Make a donation to help us restore and preserve Wood Island Lighthouse.




 

Contact Us

Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse
P.O. Box 26
Biddeford Pool, Maine 04006
fowil1806@gmail.com
207-200-4552