LORDSHIP POLITICS

Biebelcard

May 28, 1964 - Moved by the tragic death of President Kennedy last November, Bridgeport painter, George Mihai saw in the Stratford Point Lighthouse an artistic symbol to the memory of that young and courageous leader. As he walked the rocks off Stratford Point last Thanksgiving, the scene of the lighthouse under a grey fall sky with its flag at half-mast struck the artist with a full realization of the loss created by the Presidents death. He began to paint. Now six months to the day after that saddest of Thanksgivings, Mihai has presented the Lighthouse Keeper, Coast Guard Engineman 1st Class Richard Fox, with a print of the painting. Entitled: Eternal Light, the painting which commemorates the late President has now been copied and prints of it are being produced. One of these prints was sent to Attorney General Robert Kennedy by Mihai who received a letter of appreciation for his tribute to the President. Engineman Fox who received the copy of Eternal Light has been station at the 144 year old Lighthouse since November 1, 1963 when former keeper Daniel McCoart retired. McCoart who had a total of 46 years in the lighthouse service served at the Stratford Point Lighthouse for 18 of those years. His service here amounts to two and one half years more than the total time present keeper Fox has spent in the Coast Guard.

Nixon1960

Nixon 1960

Nixon1960crowd

Nixon crowd

VPNixon1960

VP Nixon 1960

TenthDistrict1959

Tenth District 1959

Biebelbook

Fred Biebel book

Kennedy1964

Kennedy 1964

Bingo1960

Bingo 1960

LordshipBeacon1959

Lordship Beacon 1959

MayorofLordship

RETURN TO THE HISTORY OF LORDSHIP MAIN PAGE:
  • HISTORY OF LORDSHIP MAIN PAGE