Varoujan Karentz, a retired corporate executive, experienced off-shore sailor, and author of three Rhode Island history books and numerous articles, is a native of Rhode Islander, living in Jamestown, Rhode Island and Vero Beach, Florida. He has served on the boards of a number of historic organizations, including Heritage Harbor Corporation, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, and the Armenian Historical Association.  His books include Beavertail Light Station (BookSurge Publishing, 2008) and The Life Savers, Rhode Island’s Forgotten Service, and he authored a pamphlet, “Harbor Entrance Command Post: The HECP at Fort Burnside, Beavertail Point, Conanicut Island, Jamestown, RI” (Jamestown Historical Society, 2000).

For a video of Varoujan, in his role as a member of the Board of Directors of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum giving a short tour, see the following link: