This piece of short fiction about the nineteenth century keepers on Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse was published in the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Keepers Log many years ago. It is based on true information gleaned from Edward Rowe Snow's books on lighthouses. I hope you enjoy it!
|Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse in 1847, from the National Archives, courtesy of LighthouseFriends.|
|An 1877 painting by Charles Edwards on the Maine Memory website.|
|"The fog comes in on little cat feet," said Carl Sandburg. But then the loud foghorns fire up and the cats all scamper away!|