Transfer Ceremony

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Rear Admiral Sally Brice-OHara, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 5th District; Barbara Shelton, Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, General Services Administration; and the Honorable Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior.

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Secretary Norton addresses the gathering.

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RADM Brice-OHara at the podium.

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Wayne Wheeler, President of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

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Mr. Wheeler presents the U.S. Lighthouse Societys Presidents Award to Henry Gonzalez, President of the societys Chesapeake Chapter, along with a check for $10,000 for preservation of the lighthouse.

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Buck Buchanan, Chairman of the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

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Secretary Norton signs the transfer document with Buck Buchanan, Barbara Shelton, RADM Brice-OHara, and Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer looking on.


Secretary Norton congratulates Wayne Wheeler.

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– From left to right: CAPT Curt Springer, Commander Activities Baltimore, U.S. Coast Guard; Congressman Ben Cardin, 3rd District MD; RADM Brice-OHara; Ginger Ellis, Anne Arundel County, Environmental & Cultural Resources; Chief of Staff, IWIF; Secretary Norton; Mr. Wheeler, U.S. Lighthouse Society; and Mr. Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society.

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In front of Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse: (l-r) Buck Buchanan, Annapolis Maritime Museum; Mr. John Hughes, husband of Secretary Norton; Secretary Norton; RADM Brice-OHara; Mr. Wheeler.

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George Layfield, Chief of Staff of the Injured Workers Insurance Fund (IWIF) presents a check for $10,000 to Henry Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society, and Buck Buchanan, Annapolis Maritime Museum. IWIF is the first corporate sponsor for the lighthouse partnership.

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Mr. Jerry Siatkowski, President of the Beacons of the Bay lighthouse collectible club presents a donation check for $1,000 to Mayor Moyer; Secretary Norton; Anne Puppa, Vice President for Preservation, Chesapeake Chapter; Wayne Wheeler, U.S. Lighthouse Society; and Henry Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society.

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Sandy Clunies, Chesapeake Chapter Historian, stands by the list of descendants of Keeper Suit that she researched and which led to her contacting the Martak brothers