Major Abraham Wolf, a former Union Army major, was Sea Girt Lighthouse’s first keeper, posted in 1896. With a military bearing and a striking impression in his sharp uniform, coupled with a no-nonsense approach toward his duties, he served as one of the finest in the Lighthouse service. Wolf worked seven years at Sea Girt Lighthouse and by the end of his tenure was in his early 70s, making him the oldest keeper on active duty. Sea Girt Lighthouse is the last live-in lighthouse built on the Atlantic coast. Learn about his duties and experience coming from the civil war into the Lighthouse Service and join in an interesting discussion about a little-known part of our coastal navigation history from a time before computers and satellites.
About the Presenter: Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth J. Serfass was a civil war reenactor but now is a first-person impressionist with nearly fifty years of study of his childhood hero, Ulysses S. Grant. A U.S. Marine since 1984, his final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom, retiring from the Marine Corps in July of 2004 to become a music teacher. Ken began appearing as General Grant in 2009 while living in San Diego, and his work has inspired two books he is writing. He is the first Grant impressionist to present his own topics at the General Grant National Memorial in New York City, and and has developed Junior Ranger programs for the National Park Service with a goal of bringing America’s youth closer to history.
As a reminder, no registration or library card is required to enjoy this event.