Boston Light Station on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, was the site of the first lighthouse on the North American continent (1716). No child was born on the island until 1932, when a daughter was born to Josephine and Assistant Keeper Ralph Norwood.
This is their unusual story, which was the inspiration for a popular book.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org