The Long Blue Line: Keeper Charles Anderson — defender of Fort Point Lighthouse during worst natural disaster

The men and women of the Lighthouse Service manned the lights in all sorts of sea and weather conditions and not only served in harm’s way, but lived in harm’s way. During the 1900 Great Galveston Hurricane, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, keeper Charles DeWitt Anderson maintained the Fort Point Lighthouse until the ferocious storm extinguished the flame.