Life-Saving Lighthouse Keeper Honored
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A lighthouse keeper credited with saving 21 lives during her 61 years of service has received a grave marker more than a century after she was buried.
The Coast Guard, local officials and others participated in a grave marker dedication ceremony Thursday for Kathleen Moore at the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport.
They say Moore performed dangerous work, saving lives at a time when women couldn’t even vote.
Moore was a lighthouse keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse on Fayerweather Island, a small seaside community near Bridgeport. She retired in 1878 at the age of 84 and died in 1899 but never had a headstone.
The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, a 154-foot Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter, on Saturday in Key West, Florida.
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