Patos Lighthouse: Closed for the Winter

Our intrepid work party and lighthouse closing teams went out to Patos Island last weekend to close up the lighthouse for the coming winter. I always think of our beloved lighthouse closing her eyes for a long winter’s rest. For 123 years now, she has experienced winter winds and occasional snows.

Rest little lighthouse and we’ll see you again in the spring next year!

 

Here are some photos of what winter was like for the Coast Guard families in the 1950s.

Patos Island Storm Mid 1950's Collection of Dawn Nelson Alexander

Patos Island Storm Mid 1950’s Collection of Dawn Nelson Alexander

Patos Island Boat Launch Ramp 1959

Winter on Patos Island 1959 Collection of Dawn Nelson Alexander

Patos Island Snow 1959

Patos Island Snow 1959


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