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1956 Betty Kovalcik (Brown) with her camera in Princeton BC SMALL.jpeg
Betty Kovalcik (Brown) with her camera, a year before moving to Pine Island.

1974-13 Pen Brown revisting Pine Island SMALL.jpg
Pen Brown revisiting Pine Island seven years after departure, sitting on a bench that he had built long ago.

1. 1957 First view of Pine Island SMALL.jpg
Pen and Betty Brown’s first view of Pine Island, where they moved just after marrying.

2. 2 Gully (landing) in storm SMALL.jpg
Even during the summer, the landing-place at Pine Island could be a cauldron of waves.

3. 13 Lightkeeper Ted Ranger and tender crew having beer - for web.jpg
Lightkeeper Ted Ranger with work-crew from Coast Guard tender ship, enjoying beer brewed by Pen Brown.

4. 13 Betty Brown cutting grass below tower SMALL.jpg
Betty Brown cutting grass below the light tower.

5. 1962 Nov #6 Vegetable garden SMALL.jpg
The Browns developed large vegetable gardens for fresh food. CPR passenger steamers sailed past the lighthouse every week.

6. 33 Rex and Marian working with CW Linden - for web.jpg
On a lighthouse, children played by helping with construction, gardening, care of poultry, and other tasks.

7. 16 Crew installing fuel tanks SMALL.jpg
A Coast Guard crew installs fuel tanks for the diesel engines that powered the station’s electrical generator.

8. 1966 Betty sawing wood SMALL.jpg
Rex sawing wood with his mother Betty. Work on a lighthouse did not have conventional gender boundaries.
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