The Lost Light

Photo Credit: Scotch Cap Lighthouse, on the southwest shore of Unimak Island // April 1946 // NOAA/NGDC, Coast Guard photos.

It was a lonely posting for any Coast Guardsman who was assigned to the Lighthouse. But it was an important role. The lighthouse directed the ships to the Bering Sea through a dangerous strait.

While its sister on the western side directed them back to the Pacific. Together they had saved countless lives in the 43 years since their lighting.



Alexandra Henning The Hysterical Historian

I write about politics, science, among other topics as the mood strikes through a historical lense.