Last updated: September 28, 2016
Tilman F. Smith
- Second-Longest Serving Keeper of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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Tilman F. Smith served as assistant keeper from 1878-1887 and primary keeper from 1887-1897, the second-longest serving keeper in Cape Hatteras history.
In addition to his tenure at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Smith lit the Hatteras Beacon Light, a smaller light one and one-half miles from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse designed for guiding local vessels in and out of Pamlico Sound, for the last time on November 24, 1898, due to a losing battle with erosion.