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Employment status Lightkeerers & Surfmen?
Posted by: John Preston (ID *****5193) Date: March 04, 2011 at 08:27:37
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I have always been under the impression the Lightkeepers were civilian employes until the Lighthouse Service became part of the Coast Guard. Is that correct?

I have also been under the impression that was also true of those who staffed the Lifesaving Stations.
Is that correct?

Would a surfman in 1920 have been a civilian employee or a member of the Coast Guard?

Dumb questions perhaps


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