By Terry Kovarik
It’s 150-years since the light was lit at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. During that time, the lighthouse has gone from being staffed by a full-time lighthouse keeper to an automated electric light. While it guided ships through dangerous shoals and helped them navigate treacherous surf, modern ships have global positioning systems and other high tech aids. But U.S. Coast veteran Bob Desh says Eagle Bluff remains a valuable tool for mariners.
Desh says each lighthouse has its own light flashing pattern which continues to let commercial and recreational sailors pinpoint their location.