1868 - 1869 Martin McInnis
1874 - 1900 William McGrath
1900 - 1912 Albert Anderson
1912 - 1931 James F. McGrath
1931 - 1931 Stanis LaPerre
1931 - 1955 William Geldert
1955 - 1963 Eldon Wilson Drake
Notes: Temporary range lights were in use until tower construction in 1878, and again after 1921. (at least for rear light). Moved to the new harbour mouth with the construction of Red Head Harbour until electrification in 1963, and later replaced with marker buoys.
Thank you to Kraig Anderson of lighthousefriends.com for compiling this information.
Thanks to Dennis Taylor for providing the following history of grandfather, William Geldert (keeper of the lighthouse 1931-55).
William was born in Lunenburg in 1892. His father moved the family from Lunenburg to the St Peters Harbour area in 1906."
While my grandfather had the contract to operate the lighthouse, it was his children who were given the task of lighting it. My mother, Marion Geldert, was the oldest of William and Amy Geldert's children, and the first tasked with walking to the lighthouse to light it. Her older siblings also had to make the trek from their house in Morell (on the Red Head Harbour road not far from the rail crossing - it is still there). What a hike when you look at the aerial photos. The children had to walk to and from the lighthouse. No four-wheeler or bike to ride on!
William served as the first president of the Morell Legion, being one of its charter (received Dec 13, 1946) members. When the Morell Branch opened its new branch in 1964, it awarded a badge for his service posthumously to his widow, my grandmother Amy.
Many of the Geldert ancestors were connected to the sea. William's first cousins Dawson and Archibald Geldert made the US wire service because of a meeting they had in Brooklyn, NY in June 1927. I find it amazing to think what the life of these people of the sea must have been like almost 100 years ago.