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Lighthouse-keeping was tedious occupation, but crucial one

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Dorothy Sheehan

Cathy and Joe Pantilione, of Vineland, talked as they were dressed as pirates for the fifth annual Maritime Festival at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood on Sunday. They both work for Brethren of the Roast, which sends out pirates for any occasion.

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NORTH WILDWOOD — Of the 10 keepers in Hereford Inlet Lighthouse history, some were bearded, some had crisp uniforms, one was a woman, and the first keeper in 1874 — whose image may be lost to time — drowned three months into the job.

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Dorothy Sheehan

Cathy and Joe Pantilione, of Vineland, talked as they were dressed as pirates for the fifth annual Maritime Festival at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood on Sunday. They both work for Brethren of the Roast, which sends out pirates for any occasion.