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  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Pompano Beach Society

    Ralph Krugler - The Knights - Lighthouse Keepers,

    Join us Wednesday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm. for a presentation by Ralph Krugler, Hillsboro Lighthouse Historian.

    Ralph will present the story of Thomas Knight, a third-generation lighthouse keeper. Keeper Knight replaced Alfred Berghell in 1911 and was in charge of the light for the next twenty-five years. During this period, he was awarded the lighthouse efficiency flag for having the best-kept station in the district at least four times, and his service in helping disabled boats and seaplanes was noted on at least eighteen occasions. In 1920, Keeper Knight and Jessie E. Powell, first assistant, reported the fall of a seaplane and assisted in locating the wrecked plane and recovering the bodies of the three men killed in the accident. The following year, Keeper Knight and Judge B. Isler, second assistant, extinguished a forest fire near the lighthouse by cutting a trail, thereby preventing any damage to the station. Learn more about these stories and so many more! Info from: www.lighthousefriends.com/light

    This will be a virtual program. 

    To join the program, click the link below. The link will be activated one half hour before the meeting.

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