Pennsylvania Jack


a story by Pennsylvania Jack

(C) Jack Graham, 2007

There are countless books and websites that contain good lighthouse information. The following are, in my humble opinion, some of the best. Sorry, these are NOT direct links

WEBSITES: - web site of the U.S. Lighthouse Society This is a “Chronology of Aids to Navigation and the United States Lighthouse Service 1716-1939) compiled by Truman R. Strobridge, Former U.S. Coast Guard Historian - a marvelous document

BOOKS: Cooking Lighthouse Style by Frederick Stonehouse Avery Studios Gwinn MI 2003 Yes, it's a cookbook, but contains a great amount of history and lore

The Lighthouse Encyclopedia, The Definitive Reference by Ray Jones Globe Pequot Press Guilford CT 2004

Lighthouses of New England by John Marcus and Susan Kelly Voyageur Press Stillwater MN 2001

The Golden Age of American Lighthouses by Tim Harrison and Ray Jones Globe Pequot Press Guilford CT 2002

Lighthouses of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard - Nantucket Their History and Lore by Admont Clark Parnassus Imprints East Orleans MA 1992

Instructions To Light-Keepers and Masters of Light-House Vessels Reproduction of 1902 Edition of the Light-House Board Manual Printed 1989 by Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Women Who Kept the Lights - An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers By Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford Cypress Communications Alexandria VA 2000

The Modern Light-House Service by Arnold Burges Johnson, Chief Clerk of the Light-House Board U.S. Govt. Printing Office 1889

But if you can only find time to read a few, these are "must reads".

Guardians of the Lights - Stories of U.S. Lighthouse Keepers by Elinor DeWire Pineapple Press, Sarasota FL 1999

Lighthouse In My Life - The Story of A Maine Lightkeeper’s Family by Philmore Wass Down East Books 1987

The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife by Constance Scovill Small - Univ. of Maine Press 1999