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Bardou & Son telescope

A rare telescope once used by the U.S. Life Saving Service to watch for shipwrecks off the Down East coast of Maine soon will have a new home as part of the maritime exhibit at Cutler's Little River Lighthouse.
The rare brass telescope, presented to Tim Harrison, co-chairman of the Friends of Little River Lighthouse, has been in the possession of George Morrison of Oak Bay, New Brunswick, for several years. He inherited it from his father.
The late 1800s hand-held brass telescope was manufactured in Paris by Bardou & Son, specifically for the U.S. Life Saving Service, which in 1915, along with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, merged to become the U.S. Coast Guard.

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