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This book on three local lighthouses in the Forgotten Coast area of Florida, gives a glimpse of what life was like for the men and their families who maintained these magnificent sentinels. It also serves as a family history of the generations of men who kept the waters safe for ships and sailors. Many of their descendants still live in this area.
Beverly Mount-Douds has collected a brief history of these lighthouses, along with a few short stories that range from mysterious deaths of lighthouse keepers to the genealogy of lighthouse keepers themselves. This work is filled with information on the construction, operation of these buildings and the many battles fought to build and maintain each lighthouse through these years.
Lighthouse Keepers delivers a marvelous library of family histories and photographs of the men and their families who lived this great adventure.
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Beverly Mount Douds, daughter of Betty Jean (Pitts) Mount and the late J. W. Mount of Lynn Haven, Florida, was born and raised in Bay County, Florida. She is the founder and president of the Gulf County Genealogical Society. The G. C. G. S. has flourished under Beverly's leadership as a result of her drive and love of things genealogical and historical. On November 10, 2000 the society was nominated for and received an achievement award from the Florida State Genealogical Society. She is a member of the St. Joseph Historical Society and The Friends of the Library, Inc. Beverly currently lives in Port St. Joe, Florida. This is her first published work and her second is scheduled for the year 2005.
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