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.

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Alexandra Henning The Hysterical Historian

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