Another paragraph from Charles Nordhoff's 1874 article, "The Light-Houses of the United States":
"The light-houses, light-ships, buoys, beacons, fog-signals, machine-shops, and other property controlled by the Light-house Board, are worth between forty and fifty millions of dollars. The whole of this is a free gift of the American people to the world. Other nations exact light-house dues which to a great extent defray the expense of maintaining their lights, but our government has made all lights free to the mariners of all nations. The whole establishment is sustained by annual appropriations of Congress."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a gallery of photos of fences on
Howard Street and Lawton Lane. To go directly to the this month's
Newsletter click here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092112.htm.