The Keeper of Lime Rock

The Keeper of Lime Rock

The Remarkable True Story of Ida Lewis, America's Most Celebrated Lighthouse Keeper

Book - 2002
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It wasn't until her fifth daring rescue at sea in 1869 that the world discovered the remarkable Ida Lewis, tender of the Lime Rock lighthouse off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Hailed for her lifesaving efforts by President Ulysses S. Grant, Admiral Dewey, Susan B. Anthony, and other luminaries of the day, Lewis was the first person awarded a Congressional medal for her years of bravery and extraordinary heroism. Weaving thrilling nautical adventures with tales of other female lighthouse keepers, this compelling biography opens a fascinating and previously unexplored chapter in the history of American women.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780762413096
0762413093
Characteristics: 149 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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