Illuminating Subjects: Snippets of Lighthouse History and Preservation in Alaska

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

    Event Summary

    Andrew Washburn, Vice President of the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society and Museum Registrar at the Alaska State Museum, brings a multifaceted perspective to the subject of Alaska Lighthouses. His presentation begins with the story of Florence E. Tobin (sister to the widely known founder of the Alaska Sportsman Emery Tobin) a clerk for the United States Lighthouse Service district headquarters and later with the Coast Guard in Ketchikan from 1921 to 1950. Washburn will share images from a collection of memorabilia donated by her to Alaska State Museum as well as other historic images. The presentation will continue to highlight recent and current efforts to preserve lighthouses in Alaska. Stories and images of places like Cape Decision, Mary Island, Scotch Cap, and Eldred Rock will highlight the challenges and the rewards of historic preservation in isolated locations.

    Price: Free

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    Venue

    Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum
    395 Whittier St
    Juneau, AK
    99801

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