New England Lighthouses: Famous Shipwrecks, Rescues and Other Tales

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This book contains over 40 highly researched stories of famous events involving shipwrecks, and those heroes involved in many of these rescues, including keepers, keeper's wives, local townsfolk, ship captains and crew members, and even animals. You'll find a detailed Table of Contents below to view each story.

There are famous events that have occurred near lighthouses that shaped public safety regulations today and became catalysts for the development of our current Coast guard.

Special stories are included like famous animal rescues, the "Flying Santa," and amusing stories about life as a keeper in the mid-1900's from one of the last surviving lighthouse keepers, Paul Baptiste.

You'll also find a small section of lighthouses considered to be haunted, but there are actual documented accounts of events that have occurred that have led up to specific paranormal sightings.

You can order this book through this site using PayPal and I'll be happy to personally ship it to you, and sign it. You can purchase it from the publisher; Schiffer Publishing, or you may find it at your local bookstore, like Barnes and Noble.
Price is $29.95. Enjoy!

 

 

New England Lighthouses

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Historical Introduction

New England Shipwrecks and Rescues Near Our Lighthouses

The Rescue of the Frozen Lovers
Abbie Burgess Becomes Maine’s Teenage Heroine
Miracle Baby Rescues
The Bohemian Wreck
Portland Head Light Shipwrecks and Generations of Service
The Most Daring Lighthouse Rescue
Rescue of the Keepers Daughter
Daring Rescue of Survivors and Between the Rescuers
Acting Lighthouse Keeper Becomes Local Hero
Vermont’s Intriguing Rescue Story
Keeper’s Wife Maintains Twin Lights For Days During Snowstorm
New England’s “Lighthouse Storm”
Two Miracles and Two Local Tragedies at Cape Cod
The Disaster Near Monomoy Light
Wampanoag Lifesavers and Cutter Dexter Saves 29
Ida Lewis Becomes Rhode Island’s Most Famous Keeper
Connecticut’s Most Experienced and Colorful Keeper
Famous Rescue Dogs of the Keepers
Lighthouse Keepers Rescued By Flying Santa(s)
Amusing Stories of One of the Last Surviving Lighthouse Keepers

New England Maritime Disasters That Pioneered Travel Safety

The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley
Fire on the Lexington With Only 4 Survivors
Larchmont Disaster and Controversy
The Perfect Storm and the Sinking of the Portland
First Coordinated Rescue Between Lifesaving Services and Locals
Lightships Become the Most Perilous Profession
Greatest Coordinated Sea Rescue of the Andrea Doria

Haunted Lighthouses

Ghosts of Suicidal Lobsterman and His Victim
The Ghost Ship Isadore
Lady Ghost in the Dark
Seguin Island Lighthouse’s Ghosts
Connecticut’s Noisy Ghost Light Keepers
Ghost Keepers Assisting Mariners
Block Island’s Female Ghost and Ghost Ship
First Female Keeper Visits
Keeper Stays on Duty With a Sense of Humor

Appendix A: Lighthouses Mentioned in Stories You Can View By Boat

Glossary of Some Mariner Terms

Selected Bibliography

Index

 

 

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