At age 102, Wayland Baum is thought to be the oldest living former employee of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. His father, Thomas Hardy Baum, was an assistant lighthouse keeper at stations on the Outer Banks. Wayland was born August 16, 1904. Baum recounts his days as a substitute lighthouse keeper and time spent on a boat that delivered supplies to the lighthouses. He later had a career in commercial and charter boat fishing and guiding waterfowl hunters. Baum retired at 85 and maintains his own home, washing the windows and painting the house when it needs it.