New London Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut
Head Keeper George Hansen, who served at the Ledge from 1910-1917, had a few adventures during his time. One day in January 1913 he set off in the stations 16 foot powerboat when a sudden squall came up and the engine quit. Unable to restart the engine, the boat drifted for hours until it went by the North Dumpling Light. Hansen signaled the Keeper who came to his aid and rescued him. Hansen wrote a letter to the Light House Service requesting another engine, but the Service responded by taking away the powerboat and replacing it with a rowboat.
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