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Books on Rhode Island Lighthouses

 

The definitive series on the history of New England lighthouses continues with Rhode Island's thirty beacons. Here are just a few of the fascinating entries compiled by D'Entremont, New England's foremost lighthouse authority:


* A feud between two keepers at Whale Rock Light led to a harrowing life-and-death chase.


* The hurricane of 1938 devastated the state's lighthouses. The keepers at Plum Beach Light off North Kingstown miraculously escaped with their lives; others weren't so lucky.


* Ida Lewis lived at Newport's Lime Rock Light for more than 60 years and became one of the world's most celebrated lightkeepers.


* The keeper and his family at Block Island North Light aided the survivors of one of New England's worst shipwrecks, the Larchmont disaster of 1907.


* Pomham Rocks Light on the Providence River was home to a famous fish-catching cat.

And much more!

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
Pages: 240
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 5.5" X 8.5"


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