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Book Title: Guardians of the Lights: Stories of U.S. Lighthouse Keepers|
The author of the book: Elinor Dewire
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Edition: Pineapple Press
Date of issue: June 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9781561641192
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-- Stories of the heroism and fortitude of the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, who kept vital shipping lanes safe from 1716 until early in the 20th century
-- Vivid tales about the daily work; coping with fog, storms, and other catastrophes; legends and ghosts; women's and families' roles; lighthouse children and pets; the natural world around lighthouses; and the diverse characters of those who held the job
-- Fans of Elinor De Wire's charming style will want this book
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Read information about the authorElinor DeWire (born in Maryland) is an American author, freelance writer, editor, and blogger based in the Puget Sound area of Washington. She holds a B.G.S. in Liberal Arts and an M.A. in Education and teaches at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.
DeWire writes both fiction and nonfiction, but is best-known for her books about lighthouses and her work in lighthouse preservation and education. She has authored sixteen books on lighthouses and regularly contributes articles about lighthouses to magazines. Her author blog is about lighthouses and related nautical topics, as well as her work as a writer and speaker. She is a popular public speaker known for her entertaining programs on lighthouse history and lore. She volunteers for several nonprofit groups devoted to lighthouse preservation and education. DeWire also has a great interest in astronomy and weather and has authored numerous articles and four books on amateur astronomy and sky watching. She enjoys rural living and has written an e-book on poultry.
Two of her books have been honored with the Ben Franklin Book Award and the Coast Guard Book Award. She won a short fiction prize in 1992 from the National League of American Pen Women and has published fiction in several magazines. She has published several short videos about her books and interests on You Tube. Her newspaper and magazine columns include “Shore Almanac,” “Away from the Bay,” “Kids on the Beam,” and “Liquidized Lore.” From 1991-2000 she wrote “Lifelines” and “Whale Oil and Wicks” for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Mariners Weather Log. Currently, she is a regular contributor to Weatherwise Magazine, The Beachcomber, Lighthouse Digest, and The Keepers Log.
Find Elinor DeWire's blog at www.elinordewire.blogspot.com