Rhode Island Lighthouse History

  Newport Harbor Light  


Newport Harbor Lighthouse Keepers

(Goat Island Lighthouse)

1841 - 1910


 Lighthouse Keepers   Annual Salaries Dates Appointed
 Caleb Mumford  $350.00  September 10, 1841
 Henry Oman  $350.00  April 29, 1845
 Pardon W. Stevens  $350.00  May 31, 1849
 John Case  $350.00  July 1, 1853
 John Heath  $500.00  June 27, 1863
 Mrs. Mary Ann Heath  $500.00  September 24, 1868
 H. W. Crawford  $500.00  November 25, 1873
 Charles Schoeneman (acting)  $600.00  September 27, 1883
 Charles Schoeneman  $600.00  December 17, 1883
 John Trainor (laborer)*  $120.00  August 1, 1910

*The position of lighthouse keeper was discontinued and the care and operation of the light was turned over to a laborer.


View pages of Newport Harbor Lighthouse Keeper's Names from Register of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845 - 1892



Keepers 1841 - 1849 Keepers 1849 - 1853 Keepers 1863 - 1878 Keepers 1873 - 1883 Keepers 1883 Book 1 Keepers 1883 Book 2