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Unaka Benjamin Jennette, born in 1882, served thirty-eight years in the Lighthouse Service. From 1919 to 1937, Jennette was keeper of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, before the lighthouse was put in the hands of United States Coast Guard. Jennette was responsible for the care and management of the light and station, especially during severe storms and hurricanes.
Margaret Wallace was fascinated with Portsmouth Island, North Carolina from the time she set foot there, and has been living there since she was given a lease on the school house from the state. While the Park Service maintains the buildings, Wallace provides a historical tour of Portsmouth from the 1750s on.