Holland Harbor Light, Creative Commons, photo by Rodney Campbell
Tim has received many awards for his efforts, but his most memorable moment was at the Grand Opening of the Museum of Lighthouse History in 2005 when Rear Admiral David Pekoske, commander of the First Coast Guard District, presented him with the United States Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service Award and Medal.
His biggest concerns now are saving the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, Maine, and stopping what he calls “fragmentation in the lighthouse community.” He also hopes that more people than ever will attend the 20th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in Alpena, Michigan, this year.
Tim would like to see National Lighthouse Day become official and see the Post Office issue postage stamps honoring the US Lighthouse Service and some of the more notable keepers.
My primary mission for the past 25 years has been to locate, save and document the memories and stories of the people who once lived at lighthouses, so that they can be saved for future generations.
Thank you for pursuing your mission, Tim, and for all the lighthouses you’ve saved.
“Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.” Deut. 32:7