Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers

 
9780989604307: Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers

Hundreds of American women have kept the lamps burning in lighthouses since Hannah Thomas tended Gurnet Point Light in Plymouth, Massachusetts, while her husband was away fighting in the War for Independence. Women Who Kept the Lights details the careers of 34 intrepid women who were official keepers of light stations on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts, on Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes, staying at their posts for periods ranging from a few years to half a century. Most of these women served in the nineteenth century, when the keeper lit a number of lamps in the tower at dusk, replenished their fuel or replaced them at midnight, and every morning polished the lamps and lanterns to keep their lights shining brightly.
Several of these stalwart women were commended for their courage in remaining at their posts through severe storms and hurricanes. A few went to the rescue of seamen when ships capsized or were wrecked. Their varied stories paint a multifaceted picture of a unique profession in our maritime history.

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Book Description Cypress Communications, Alexandria, Virginia, 2013. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Third Edition First Printing. 253 Pages Indexed with lots of personal names. Brand new gift quality condition. This is the 2013 Twentieth Anniversary Third Edition First Printing. Illusterated throughtout with photographs. Hundreds of American women have kept the lamps burning in lighthouses since Hannah Thomas tended Gurnet Point Light in Plymouth, Massachusetts, while her husband was away fighting in the War for Independence. This book details the careers of 34 intrepid women who were official keepers of light stations on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts, on Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes, staying at their posts for periods ranging from a few years to half a century. Most of these women served in the nineteenth century, when the keeper lit a number of lamps in the tower at dusk, replenished their fuel or replaced them at midnight, and every morning polished the lamps and lanterns to keep their lights shining brightly. Several of these stalwart women were commended for their courage in remaining at their posts through severe storms and hurricanes. A few went to the rescue of seamen when ships capsized or were wrecked. Their varied stories paint a multifaceted picture of a unique profession in our maritime history. Since the second edition was released in 2001, the authors have continued to gather lighthouse records in the National Archives, uncovering new material about women keepers and clarifying old. Because the stories of these remarkable women should be as accurate and complete as possible, the authors have made a few revisions and added more information in this Third Edition about many female keepers, including two completely new chapters: Georgia Stebbins at North Point Light Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Josephine Freeman at Blackistone Island Light Station in Maryland. The chapter on Margaret Norvell at New Canal Light Station in Louisiana has been much expanded. The appendix to this book includes a list of officially appointed keepers from Registers of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845-1912 and other keepers that were subsequently found in records. The files of the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office in Washington, D.C., provided numerous photos. Size: 7" X 9". Bookseller Inventory # 18569

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