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Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Hispanic Americans. They have fought every war since the American Revolution. They served valiantly in the Coast Guard as Lighthouse Keepers.
St. Augustine Lighthouse had several Hispanic American Head Lighthouse Keepers.
Juan Antonio Andreu was the Head Lighthouse Keeper of St. Augustine Lighthouse 1824-1849, Juan Carreras 1849-1853, Joseph Andrue 1854-1859, Maria Mestre de Los Dolores Andreu, 1859-1862, Jerome Lopez was an Assistant Lighthouse Keeper 1888-1890.
Juan Andreu was the first head light keeper of St. Augustine Lighthouse and the first Hispanic American to serve in the Coast Guard and command a federal shore installation. Maria Andreu was the first Hispanic American female to serve in the Coast Guard and command a federal shore installation.
Visit my Saatchiart gallery, to see European Lighthouse Art.