US Coast Guard

Conservators Puzzle a Concrete Mystery

2016-11-23T08:00:32-05:00November 23rd, 2016|

While waiting for the new conservation building to begin construction, the staff has been cleaning up around the old and new work sites. In the process, Starr found something pretty interesting. She was sweeping up in front of the World War 2 era garage and noticed a number of markings in the concrete. The markings are all last names and dates they were written in the concrete. So far we can read: Muller, Warren, French [...]

What’s in a Collection? U.S. Coast Guard Pin

2015-11-04T08:00:59-05:00November 4th, 2015|

Each month, we will be showcasing a different piece from our Museum collection. Outside of the artifacts on exhibition at the Lighthouse, we have hundreds of other historic pieces that are preserved in our collection.   This small pin is a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) collar/hat pin. The pin is a screw version as opposed to a clasp version made of brass.  The design has the USCG emblem and is consistent with pins that were worn [...]