MIND THE LIGHT, KATIE The History of Thirty-Three Female Lighthouse Keepers

MIND THE LIGHT, KATIE
MIND THE LIGHT, KATIE
Item# ISBN 0-9636412-7-1
$12.95

In 1890 Kate Walker was 44 years old when her son Jacob rowed his stepfather, John Walker, ill with pneumonia, to Staten Island for medical treatment. John's last words to his wife were, "Mind the light, Katie." John died ten days later. Assisted by her son, Kate kept the Robbins Reef Light until 1919. Kate was one of only 144 women who received offical lighthouse keeper appointments between 1830 and 1947, when the last female keeper retired. Kate and 32 others who have left records of their lives are included in this book. Paperback, 136 pages. For readers 12 and up.