Appendices

APPENDIX A

Keepers and Assistant Keepers

East Brother Light Station

1874-1945

This list was compiled from the station journals and from the registers of lighthouse keepers' salaries. The dates of appointment were often several weeks after they began duty. The list does not include temporary and substitute keepers and assistants. Records of personnel who served on the island from 1946 to 1969 were not available.

Keepers

Name Date Began Duty Remarks
Samuel M. Farran March 1, 1874 Resigned 1880
George B. Koons June 27, 1880 Transferred to Point Montara October, 1880
Charles F. Winsor October 16, 1880 Retired 1887
P. J. Quinlan November 10, 1887 Resigned 1894
John O. Stenmark August 31, 1894 Retired 1914
John P. Kofod July 25, 1914 Transferred to Yerba Buena Island, 1921
Herbert Luff May 31, 1921
J. Dunn October 9, 1921
Willard Miller November 29, 1922 Retired July, 1942
J. S. McGrath July 2, 1942 Replaced March 1, 1944, by Acting Keeper Hall
E. P. Perry August 14, 1944

First Assistants

Name Date Began Duty Remarks
John Cawley March 1, 1874 Left the Lighthouse Service May 24, 1881
Joseph M. Page May 28, 1881 Resigned 1883
Albert Tippett February 10, 1883 Resigned 1886
Charles A. Paulson April 22, 1886 Removed December 27, 1888
Charles McCarthy February 19, 1889 Transferred and promoted to Oakland Harbor light station January, 1890
Martin Haave January 25, 1890 Resigned September 6, 1893
James Anderson September 8, 1893 Promoted to keeper, Point Reyes, September, 1901, and replaced temporarily by Oscar Sellman, laborer
Charles A. Paulson November 2, 1901 Resigned from Lighthouse Service July 21, 1902, and replaced by Acting Assistant A. Bunth
John W. Astrom September 8, 1902
Andrew Szarnecke August 31, 1908
C. E. Clark October 11, 1909 Left the Lighthouse Service February 1, 1918
E. C. Easton February 11, 1918
D. O. Kinyon December 6, 1918
W. Monette March 6, 1919
A. H. Joost February 1, 1921 Promoted to keeper, Southampton Shoal, August 1921
T. F. Brown October 10, 1921
F. L. Pike August 25, 1922 Resigned October 13, 1926
Roy L. Murphy October 14, 1926 Transferred to Southeast Farallon Island September 28, 1928
Frederick S. Cobb September 28, 1928 Promoted to keeper, Southampton Shoal, June 30, 1930
J. H. Sylvia June 30, 1930
W. J. Atkins July 29, 1931 Left because of poor health 1936
Earl Snodgrass November 30, 1936 Retired July 31, 1943
Frank Dacosta October 1, 1943

Second Assistants*

Name Date Began Duty Remarks
P. Moran March 1, 1874
James Rankin Unknown Transferred and promoted to Fort Point August, 1878
Wm. McCarthy August 18, 1878 Transferred to Cape Mendocino April 25, 1880

*Position of second assistant abolished at East Brother May 1, 1880.

APPENDIX B

Innkeepers under East Brother Light Station, Inc.
Pat Jackson 1980-1982
Less McDonald 1980-1981
Phil Toomire 1982-1983
Kate Toomire 1982-1983
Leigh Hurley 1983-
Linda Hurley 1983-

APPENDIX C

List of California Lighthouses

Lighthouse County Date Lighted Remarks
Point Loma San Diego Nov. 15, 1855 Discontinued in 1891
New Point Loma San Diego Mar. 23, 1891
*Ballast Point San Diego Aug. 1, 1890 Light relocated in 1960
Los Angeles Harbor Los Angeles May 7, 1912
Point Fermin Los Angeles Dec. 15, 1874 Light relocated to separate tower in 1945
Point Vicente Los Angeles 1926
*Point Hueneme Ventura Dec. 5, 1874
Anacapa Island Ventura 1912
*Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Dec. 1, 1856 Leveled by earthquake in 1926
Point Conception Santa Barbara Feb. 1, 1856 New lighthouse built in 1882
*Point Arguello Santa Barbara Feb. 22, 1901
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo June 30, 1890
Piedras Blancas San Luis Obispo Feb. 15, 1875
Point Sur Monterey Aug. 1, 1889
Point Pinos Monterey Feb. 1, 1855
Point Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Jan. 1, 1870 Automated in 1941, new lighthouse built in 1967
*Año Nuevo Island San Mateo 1890 Fog signal established 1872
Pigeon Point San Mateo Nov. 15, 1872 Fog signal established 1871
Point Montara San Mateo Nov. 26, 1900 Fog signal established 1875
Southeast Farallon Island San Francisco Jan. 1, 1856
Mile Rock San Francisco Feb. 15, 1906
Fort Point San Francisco 1855
Alcatraz Island San Francisco June 1, 1854 New lighthouse built in 1909
Yerba Buena Island San Francisco Oct. 1, 1875
Southampton Shoal San Francisco 1905 Lighthouse sold and relocated in 1960
Oakland Harbor Alameda Jan. 27, 1890 New lighthouse built in 1903, sold and relocated in 1971
East Brother Contra Costa March 1, 1874 Automated in 1969
*Mare Island Solano 1873 Discontinued in 1917
Carquinez Strait Solano Jan. 15, 1910 Sold and relocated in 1960s
*Roe Island Solano 1891 Discontinued in 1945
*Angel Island (Point Knox) Marin 1900 Fig signal established 1886
Lime Point Marin 1900 Fog signal established 1883
Point Bonita Marin April 30, 1855 Lighthouse relocated in 1877
Point Reyes Marin Dec. 1, 1870
Point Arena Mendocino May 1, 1870 New lighthouse completed in 1908
Point Cabrillo Mendocino June 10, 1909
Punta Gorda Humboldt Jan. 15, 1912 Discontinued in 1951
Cape Mendocino Humboldt Dec. 1, 1868
Table Bluff Humboldt Oct. 31, 1892 Discontinued in 1971
*Humboldt Harbor Humboldt Dec. 20, 1856 Discontinued in 1892
Trinidad Head Humboldt Dec. 1, 1871
Crescent City Del Norte Dec. 10, 1856 Automated in 1953, discontinued in 1965
Saint George Reef Del Norte Oct. 20, 1892 Discontinued in 1975

*No longer standing

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