The ongoing restoration project at California’s Point Reyes Lighthouse, perched on a windy and often foggy headland in Marin County, recently led to the discovery of a hidden stash of 1920s newspapers hidden inside a wall by two lighthouse keepers. Along with the newspapers was a piece of wood inscribed by the two keepers, G. W. Jaehne and his second assistant, H. W. Miller.
“This is really cool,” said John Dell’Osso, chief of interpretation and resource education for Point Reyes National Seashore. “There’s nothing super significant about it, but it’s really, really cool that somebody would take the time to do that.”
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.