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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 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. She worked for 30 years with lighthouse history. She also worked with the National Parks System, and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted historical author and the most knowledgable person on lighthouse historical information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights, Mind the Light Katie, a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.