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Twin Lights History Brought to Life

By Timothy Harrison


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The amazing history of the twin lighthouse towers of Thacher Island, Cape Ann, Massachusetts has been brought back to life in a new book from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.

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Compiled and written by Paul St. Germain, who is the president of the Thacher Island Association, this is the first book ever published that, through historic photographs, brings back the checkered history of this historic lighthouse station and the surrounding area.

As well as being packed with amazing photographs that will captivate you, St. Germain vividly recounts the role the twin lighthouses played in three wars and the life, times and hardships of the lighthouse keepers and families who lived at this elaborate light station. The book also recounts the near tragedy of the vessel carrying the President of the United States that nearly wrecked on the island. Another amazing story is about a notorious Mafia informant who was stashed on the island by the federal government and guarded by an array of different federal agencies.

We highly recommend this historically important book that should be in the library of every lighthouse aficionado. Twin Lights of Thacher Island, Cape Ann is available on-line from the publisher at www.ArcadiaPublishing.com or by calling 1-888-313-2665.

This story appeared in the July 2010 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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