Although most lighthouse keepers were men, two women served at Cape Lookout. Second Assistant Keeper Charlotte Ann Mason Moore was appointed on August 21, 1872, and served until 1875. At the time, Charlotte Ann's father, Manaeu Mason, was the principal keeper, and B.P. Davis was the First Assistant. In 1876 Emily Julia Mason became Principal Keeper. She served until 1878.
|View from the top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse|
I don't know anything more about Charlotte and Emily Mason, though their responsibilities were identical to other keepers. Maybe our readers can direct us to sources of more information.
Click here to learn more about the duties of a lighthouse keeper: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2012/09/more-about-lighthouse-keepers.html.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to a wonderful man who did much for Ocracoke Island, Marvin Wyche Howard (1897-1969). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052113.htm.