Lighthouse keepers and family members gathered for this historic photo at Mt. Desert Rock Lighthouse where Vinal Beal was stationed from 1909 to 1918 and again from 1924 to 1930. Look closely and you will notice all the ladies and girls wearing long dresses and clothes are on the clothes line. Also, the curtains or drapes are closed in the lantern to protect the Fresnel lens from the harmful rays of the sun. (Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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Vinal Beal – Twenty-One Years at Island Lighthouses
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