- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A memorial honoring a 19th century lighthouse keeper who rescued some 21 mariners during her 56-year tenure is set to be dedicated in Bridgeport.

Coast Guard and state officials are scheduled to be among those participating in the ceremony Saturday morning in the Black Rock section of the city.

The memorial honors the heroism of Kate Moore, who was the keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse from 1823 to 1879. Officials say she rescued the mariners after they shiprecked near the harbor.

The Coast Guard has also honored Moore by naming a Sentinel-class, fast-response cutter after her.

The ceremony on Saturday begins at 10 a.m. at the flagpole at St. Mary’s by the Sea. The keynote speaker will be children’s writer and journalist Anna Redding.

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