Station Boston Light

Keepers & Officers-In-Charge


Keepers, OICs, and other personnel who served at the Boston Light


dates of service keeper
1716-1718 George Worthylake
Shadwell (Worthylake's slave)
1718 Robert Saunders
1718-1733 John Hayes
1733-1774 Robert Ball (longest serving keeper)
1774-1776 William Minns
1776-1783 Light out of service
1783-1811 Thomas Knox
1811-1833 Jonathan Bruce
1833-1844 David Tower
1844 Joshua Snow
1844-1849 Tobias Cook
1849-1851 William Long
1851-1853 Zebedee Small
1853-1856 Hugh Douglass
1856-1862 Moses Barrett
1862-1864 Charles E. Blair
1864-1893 Thomas Bates, Jr.
1893 Alfred Williams
1893-1894 Albert M. Horte
1894-1909 Henry L. Pingree
1909-1910 F. E. Tarr
1910-1911 Levi B. Clarke
1911 George Kezer
1911-1916 Mills Gunderson
1916-1919 Charles H. Jennings
J. A. Thurston (1st Assistant Keeper)
J. L. Hart (2nd Assistant Keeper)
1919-1926 J. Lelan  Hart
1926-1941 Lawrence Babcock (later BM1)
Bickford Haskins (1st Assistant Keeper, 1934)
Osborne Earle Hallett (2nd Assistant Keeper, 1937-1944)
1941-1945 Ralph C. Norwood
1945 BM1 Franklin A. Goodwin
1945-1946 Julio Di Furia
1946 Eldon W. Beal
1946-1948 Leo F. Gracie
1948 Stanley Batt
1948-1950 EN2 Joseph F. Lavigne
1950 BM1 John D. Hall
1950-1951 Robert C. Merchant
1951 EN1 Clinton M. Davis
1951-1952 EN1 Ray O. Beard
1952 BM1 Robert A. Reedy
1952-1953 John Curran
1953-1954 Paul B. Guy
1954-1955 Hubert B. Jones
1955-1959 BM1 John E. Horner
1959-1960 BM3 James B. Collins
1960-1962 BM1 Gottfried Schiffers
1962-1967 BM1 William F. "Mike" Mikelonis
FN Donald M. Nashawath (Assistant)
1967-1969 BM1 Vernon T. Springer
David Vitale (Assistant; Oct 1967-1969)
1969-1971 BM1 Allick Rust
1971-1972 BM1 Dennis I. Reed
1972-1973 BM1 Edward J. O'Shea
1973-1974 BM1 James H. Clark, Jr.
1974-1975 BM1 James H. Turner
1975-1977 BM2 Alan D. Achorn
1977-1978 BM1 Carlon F. Brietzke
1978-1980 BM1 Marvin D. Gonzalaus
1980-1982 BM1 Hal Murra
MK2 Pete Perron, Tony Kuliak & Roger Emmons (Assistants)
1982-1984 BM1 James F. Burt
1984-1985 BM1 Paul V. Dodds
Patrick Doherty (Assistant)
1985-1987 BM1 Guy a. Veillette
1987 BM1 Joe B. Lanard
1987-1988 BM1 K. J. Galvin
1988-1990 BM1 Dennis Dever
1990-1992 BM1 Alexander "Sandy" Booth
James McClurkin & SN Scott Gamble (Assistants)
1992-1995 BM1 Wesley J. Pannett
1995-1997 BM1 Reid Hair
1997-1999 BM1 Scott Stanton
1999-2001 BM1 Richard Himelrick
2001- BM1 Pedro Gonzales
2003- Sally R. Snowman

Records of the personnel who served at Light Station Boston are incomplete; if you have any further information or photography of station personnel please let us know.


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