Lloyd Vernon Gaskill

Picture of Vernon Gaskill in Keeper's uniform, 1930s
Vernon Gaskill in keeper's uniform, 1930s

The Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, D. Victor Meekins Collection

Quick Facts

Final Keeper of the Bodie Island Lighthouse
Place of Birth:
Dare County, NC
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Place of Burial:
Wanchese, NC
Cemetery Name:
Cudworth Cemetery

Lloyd Vernon Gaskill Sr. was the final keeper of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, serving from 1919 to 1939. Prior to his time at Bodie Island, Gaskill served at the Hilton Head Range Light in South Carolina, Pamlico Point and Long Shoal Lights in North Carolina, and Craig Hill in Maryland.

After the US Coast Guard assumed control of the Bodie Island Light Station in 1939, Gaskill became a member of the Coast Guard, Boatswain Mate 1st Class, serving as Lighthouse Tender and Commanding Officer of North Landing Aids to Navigation in Coinjock, North Carolina.

Lloyd Vernon Gaskill retired on January 1, 1948.

Last updated: September 28, 2016