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Name Bug Light

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Image of 2006.071.53 - Rosella Loveitt Collection

2006.071.53 - Rosella Loveitt Collection

Bug Light Enhancement Project various documents - letter to supporters of the project, the enhancement plans (Liberty ship memorial), and a photo of Portland Breakwater Light.

Image of 2015.053.2 -

2015.053.2 -

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Lighthouses, 1912, includes all lighthouses in the United States, with Maine in District One.

Image of 1997.004 -

1997.004 -

Albus Angell, lighthouse keeper at Portland Breakwater Light for 19 years, funeral announcement.

Image of 2007.078.9 - Kenneth E. Thompson, Jr. Collection

2007.078.9 - Kenneth E. Thompson, Jr. Collection

Paper cutout model of Bug Light "Sites 10", unassembled. In a booklet with a history of the lighthouse.

Image of 2015.075.25 -

2015.075.25 -

License to navigate the waters of the Bath section of the First Naval District for Preston L. Marr issued on July 18, 1917. Two copies.

Image of 2015.075.26 -

2015.075.26 -

Letter to Preston L. Marr notifying him that his salary had been changed from $660 per annum to $1020 per annum. Dated November 1,1918. Three copies.

Image of 2017.072.3 -

2017.072.3 -

William T. Holbrook, Maine lighthouse keeper, obituary. Mr. Holbrook died at the age of 83. He was a Civil War Veteran and for 38 years a lighthouse keeper on the Maine coast. During his many years of government service, he had been attached to four stations: Half Way Rock, Bass Harbor Head Light, Burnt Island Light and, for the 10 years prior to his retirement, the Portland Breakwater Light.

Image of 2017.072.11 -

2017.072.11 -

Genealogy research papers related to Albus R. Angell, lighthouse keeper at Portland Breakwater Light, South Portland, Maine. Albus Angell served as the keeper of Bug Light from 1887 to 1901.

Image of 2007.042 -

2007.042 -

Small china teacup, "Breakwater Light, Portland, ME" maker's mark "J.M. Conway, 496 Congress Street, Portland, ME.

Image of 2010.047 -

2010.047 -

Framed oil painting of Bug Light, 23" x 19"

Image of 2007.098.11 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.11 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

William Tarlton Holbrook, lighthouse keeper at Bug Light. William was born on January 15, 1844, and died on November 1, 1927. William Holbrook was appointed keeper at Bug Light in 1909 and would serve at that post for 10 years, through World War I. He and his wife, Evelyn, who tended the light right along with him, lived in the keeper's house, along with their son and his wife, Elias and Florence Holbrook, and their grandchildren, Grace, William and Raymond. In fact, two of Elias and Florence's children, William and Raymond, were born in the keeper's house at Bug Light - William on May 28, 1911, and Raymond on June 11, 1913. After Evelyn's death in 1917, Raymond Holbrook wrote, "We watc

Image of 2014.137.5 -

2014.137.5 -

Postcard of Breakwater Light (Bug Light) with pink sunrise, Fort Gorges, and six-masted schooner in background. (writing on reverse)

Image of 1974.088.10 - H.M. Payson Collection

1974.088.10 - H.M. Payson Collection

View from the Eastern Promenade at Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, with numerous sailing vessels anchored, 1889. Just to left of center of photo, Portland Breakwater Light, aka Bug Light, can be seen in the distance.

Image of 2007.098.7 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.7 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, aka Bug Light.

Image of 2007.098.8 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.8 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, aka Bug Light.

Image of 2004.013.71 - Woodbury Collection

2004.013.71 - Woodbury Collection

Illustration of Breakwater Light, with Cushing's Island and Fort Preble in the distance. 1881. Two copies. Negative included.

Image of 2007.098.9 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.9 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

Group of people at Bug Light. At far left in back is Judy Holbrook Kelley's great-grandmother Eva, in front of her is Aunt Grace, the boy to her 2nd right is William T. Holbrook (Judy's dad). On far right is William T. Holbrook (Judy's great grandfather) holding baby Raymond O. Holbrook (Judy's uncle).

Image of 2007.098.12 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.12 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

Evelyn "Eva" Louise Clark Holbrook, wife of lighthouse keeper William Tarlton Holbrook. Eva was born on September 30, 1849, and died on October 4, 1917. William Holbrook was appointed keeper at Bug Light in 1909 and would serve at that post for 10 years, through World War I. He and his wife, Evelyn, who tended the light right along with him, lived in the keeper's house, along with their son and his wife, Elias and Florence Holbrook, and their grandchildren, Grace, William and Raymond. In fact, two of Elias and Florence's children, William and Raymond, were born in the keeper's house at Bug Light - William on May 28, 1911, and Raymond on June 11, 1913. After Evelyn's death in 1917, Raymon

Image of 2007.098.13 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

2007.098.13 - Judith Holbrook Kelley Collection

Bill, Grace and Tweet at Bug Light in 1918.