WANT TO BE A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER? Burnt Coat Harbor Light, Swan’s Island, ME, is looking for two enthusiastic volunteers to live in the keeper’s house apartment for two weeks (late May/early June, 2019). In return for free use of the apartment, the volunteers would help to get the light station ready for the summer season. Duties would include spring cleaning and light maintenance in the house and tower, landscape improvements and trail grooming. If interested, respond to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, including a brief paragraph on what skills you would bring and why you are interested in this opportunity. For more information about the light station and Swan’s Island, see www.burntcoatharborlight.com
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.