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by Connie Scovill Small

  • ISBN: 0891010998
  • Author: Connie Scovill Small
  • ePub ver: 1520 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1520 kb
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 170
  • Publisher: University of Maine Press; Revised Edition edition (1999)
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The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife. By (author) Connie Small.

Connie Scovill Small, known in maritime circles as the First Lady of Light for the decades she spent helping illuminate the night as the wife of a lighthouse keeper on the rugged New England coast, died on Jan. 25 at a nursing home in Portsmouth, . She was 103. Her death was announced by the American Lighthouse Foundation, of Wells, Me. Active in the lighthouse preservation movement until shortly before her death, Mrs. Small lectured widely on her vanished way of life.

Not long after, Small married Myers’ niece, Constance Connie Scovill, who authored the book, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife, wherein she recounts her first time climbing the thirty-foot ladder bolted to the light, battling both a fear of heights and boats while trying not to appear afraid. At least she didn’t have to climb the two inclined, movable, rickety ladders that had served until 1899. From 1934 to 1939, Arthur R. Marston served as the final head keeper of Lubec Channel Lighthouse. Nathaniel Alley, the previous head keeper, was alone at the station in 1934, when gas from the coal stove.

Connie Scovill Small's accounting of her 28 years of lighthouse living with her husband along the Maine & New Hampshire coasts with many photos from the authors collection.
Comments (7)

Crazy
Absolute joy to read. A different time, a much different view of marriage and the purpose of a human life. More of a soul's adventure than a simple factual rendering. Highly recommended. I've given several as gifts.
Nto
Anyone interested in lighthouses would love this book. My gr.gr.uncle, William Fanning, was the keeper of the West Quoddy Lighthouse from 1881-1886. It's so interesting to see how they lived; especially the lighthouse keepers wife.
Terr
Great information of life in the past for families living in lighthouses.
Darksinger
Beautifully written story
Berenn
none available. That's ok.
Mullador
This is a nice collection is short stories. While separate, each story moves seamlessly into the next and you get a real sense of what life at a lighthouse was really like. The author manages to preserve the lore and romanticism of this era that's sadly,at its end.
Dolid
Although I have had this book since 1986 when it was first published, I recently read it for the first time. I met Connie Small when she was living in Foxwell Senior Citizens complex in Kittery, Maine. She was a neighbor to my grandmother and I enjoyed meeting her. I enjoyed reading about her first hand accounts of her many experiences in lighthouse keeping. I would very much like to know if she is still alive. It would seem unlikely since she would be 100, but I do know she was still living in 1998. If anyone has information about her, please email me, I would love to write her a note.
This book is loaded with charm. Highly recommend it.

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