Friday, August 17, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Barnegat Light, NJ (Part Two)

The lighthouse at Barnegat Light was completed in 1859.

George Gordon Meade was the engineer who designed it, along with several other lighthouses on the east coast.

Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War and distinguished himself by winning several battles, including the Battle of Gettysburg. (Portrait by Matthew Brady)

His horse, named Old Baldy, was wounded several times in the war but outlived General Meade by ten years. (Photo from the Library of Congress)

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Sinbad, United States Coast Guard (Retired)
K9C (Chief Petty Officer, Dog)

Sinbad served faithfully on board the Campbell for eleven years before finally retiring to the Barnegat Light Station.
He passed away 30 December 1951 and was laid to rest beneath the station's flagstaff.

"Sinbad and some of his shipmates on board the cutter Campbell in the North Atlantic, 1943."

Sinbad served in combat during World War Two and wore his extensive collection of service ribbons and awards on his collar. These included the American Service, European Theatre, and Pacific Theatre ribbons. He survived attacks by U-boats and enemy aircraft.

The original caption stated:
"Every Coastie has a favorite tavern. Sinbad relaxes on the front steps of Kubel's Bar, 7th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ."
Sinbad was well known in waterfront bars around the world and he could handle his own when drinking with the saltiest sailors.

The original caption stated:
"A salty seafarer savoring his suds. Sinbad, known in over one-hundred world ports for his ability to consume beer, enjoys a brew at Kubel's Bar, 7th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ."
Sinbad was known to appreciate a good shot of whiskey and a beer chaser.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007