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The Original Biography of ABBIE BURGESS Lighthouse Heroine
The Original Biography of ABBIE BURGESS Lighthouse Heroine Author:Dorothy Holder Jones and Ruth Sexton Sargent Abbie Burgess was only fourteen when she first stepped upon Martinicus Rock, off the coast of Maine. But she was no ordinary girl, as her life there proved. When her father was force to sail to the mainland for desperately needed supplies, she tended the two light towers alone, as well as her family. During those harrowing weeks she battled reco... more »rd storms and starvation.
Accounts of her bravery made her a legend among New England seafarers. Therefore, these authors felt such a heroine richly deserved a book of her own. Chapters from this volume have appeared recently in numerous textbooks.« less