The Albert County Historical Society is excited to showcase a new exhibit at the Albert County Museum. The Grindstone Island exhibit features heritage photos taken on Grindstone Island by Hugh Wright (lightkeeper from 1939 to 1950), as well as photos of Wainwright “Pappy” Weston and his family. Pappy was the last Grindstone lightkeeper; he served as lightkeeper from 1950 to 1970.
A special feature shares personal memories from two lightkeeper families. Mary Russell, daughter of James Russell (lightkeeper from 1899 to 1913), wrote a fascinating and detailed account of her childhood experiences when she and her eight siblings lived on Grindstone Island more than 120 years ago.