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Caldwell, Bill. Lighthouses of Maine. Portland, Maine: Gannett Books, 1986.

Donahue, Marie. "Celia Thaxter's Island World." Down East, August 1976.

Laighton, Oscar. Ninety Years at the Isles of Shoals. Boston: The Beacon Press, Inc., 1930.

Moore, Aubertine Woodward. "The Story of the Isles of Shoals." New England Magazine, July 1989.

Porter, Jane Molloy. Friendly Edifices: Piscataqua Lighthouses and Other Aids to Navigation. Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2006.

Robinson, J. Dennis. "The Crack in White Island Lighthouse." Available online at Also published in Foster's Daily Democrat, Sunday, January 27, 2001.

Rutledge, Lyman V. The Isles of Shoals in Lore and Legend. Boston: The Star Island Corporation, 1971.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Lighthouses of New England. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973.

Sterling, Robert Thayer. Lighthouses of the Maine Coast and the Men Who Keep Them. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935.

Thaxter, Celia. Among the Isles of Shoals. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1875.

Thaxter, Rosamond. Sandpiper: The Life and Letters of Celia Thaxter. Francestown, NH: Marshall Jones Company, 1963.

Whittaker, Robert H. Land of Lost Continent. Dover, NH: Alan Sutton Publishing Inc., 1993.

"White Island Light." The Shoreliner, September 1950.

Willoughby, Malcolm F. Lighthouses of New England. Boston: T.O. Metcalf Company, 1929.

Correspondence with Rick Bennett and Kevin Madison, former Coast Guard crew members at White Island.

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any part of this website without permission of the author.
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