Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was first constructed in 1827 and still sends its beam out seventy-nine feet above sea level. Light keepers kept the lanterns burning from the 1820s through the 1930s, but they could not prevent every tragedy. Ships have crashed on the rocky shoals, taking sailors to their watery graves, while many others have been swept off the rocks by the powerful surf. Despite advances in technology and automation, the shore around the light remains a dangerous place. Author and historian Trudy Irene Scee uncovers the fascinating story of this iconic Maine lighthouse, its keepers and their families, from the construction of the first light through the present day.
ISBN: 9781467142243
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: Landmarks
Images: 144
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
This is historian and photographer Trudy Irene Scee’s fifteenth book and a labor of love. While Scee writes for the general public, she also holds undergraduate degrees in forestry and history, a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Montana and a Doctorate of Philosophy in history from the University of Maine. She has received a number of academic fellowships and awards and taught history at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, at the University of Maine and at Husson University in Bangor. She now works with disadvantaged and other youth part time, while working full time as an author. Dr. Scee has published a number of books on Maine history and culture, as well as on other subjects. She has also held photographic exhibits and worked as a journalist. Books of hers available through The History Press include City on the Penobscot: A History of Bangor, Maine, Since 1769; Tragedy in the North Woods: The James Hicks Murders; and Mount Hope Cemetery of Bangor, Maine: The Complete History. Additional works are underway. Dr. Scee lives in Maine.
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