Hib “Mr. Lighthouse” Casselberry along with his beloved wife Martha were honored recently as family and friends said their final farewells. Hib had passed in 2019, and Martha joined him just recently. As per their wishes, they wanted their ashes put to sea off the Hillsboro lighthouse in the Gulf Stream so that they could travel the world together.
A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Hib was known as lighthouse preservation pioneer. Both he and his wife were founding members of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, and he also served as president. He was also a founding member of the Florida Reef Lights Foundation, the Florida Lighthouse Association, and several other historical preservation groups.
Submitted by Ralph Krugler.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org