Hi cousins. The October issue of Connecticut Magazine (my home state) has an interesting article entitled “The Lost Lighthouse Keeper” by Erik Ofgang. It’s the tale of one Frederick A. Jordan, a former keeper of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse at Bridgeport, CT. In 1916 Mr. Jordan perished when his small boat capsized in a storm as he left the lighthouse to return to his family in Port Jefferson, NY. The article refers to ‘haunting’ tales about Mr. Jordan. There are a few references in the three volume set of our Jordan Family history for Frederick A. Jordan, but none match the time frame of this particular Frederick Jordan. Unfortunately I could not figure out how to ‘rip’ the article from Connecticutmagazine.com to include with this post. You should be able to read it there if you’re interested. What I would really like to know is if anyone out there can figure out if the subject of the article connects to our Rev. Robert in some way. I would like to hear about it.
Harold “Hap” Jordan, Jr.