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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida Lewis

The Lighthouse Keeper s Daughter The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida Lewis The amazing story of a heroic woman the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport Rhode Island

  • Title: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida Lewis
  • Author: Lenore Skomal
  • ISBN: 9780762758807
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • The amazing story of a heroic woman the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island.

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    1. Ida Lewis became famous for her maritime rescues off the Rhode Island coast in the later half of the 19th century. The best thing about this book is that it is very short, less than 150 pages. Even at such brevity, it repeated the same details numerous times. It was filled with irrelevant information that appeared to have no purpose other than to pad the word count. Elements of the story were blatantly contradictory; one page we were told that Ida lived in obscurity and a few pages later we were [...]

    2. I can't say enough positives about this book! Based on the true story of Ida Lewis, a teenage, Newport, RI girl who became the unofficial keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, RI after her father's health turn, this is a lively, engaging and informative read. As Newport, RI is only an hour drive from me and my guy commutes there daily to work on the Navy Base, Newport itself holds some fascination. For most it's the land of wealthy tourists who flock there in Summers for shopping and eats o [...]

    3. Imagine for a moment, rowing across stormy waves to rescue capsized mariners, at the age of 15. Add a Victorian dress to that image; a regular day-in-the-life of Ida Lewis. Lewis' father was assigned the duties of lighthouse keeper at the Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport RI in 1853; soon after he suffered a stroke and the light keeping duties were assumed by his wife and children. Ida's rescues were quite newsworthy, partly due to the events of that era and partly due to her being a woman. She be [...]

    4. An interesting bio of Ida Lewis and her times as she rescued many people during her keeper days near Newport, RI. The book was well-researched and documented, and told in an interesting style. Ida received a large amount of publicity during her lifetime as well as several awards for her rescues but remained humble and of service to others. An interesting woman and an interesting time.

    5. Enjoyable if you are into lighthouses or keeper-culture of New England. Quick read fluidly written w/ references for more in depth review on the subject. The author also penned the title Women Who Kept the Lights. Recommended for a rainy-beachside day!

    6. An account of the American Heroine Ida Lewis and the amazing rescues while tending Lime Rock Lighthouse.

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