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J. Candace Clifford


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It is with deep sadness that we report on the passing of noted lighthouse historian and author Candace Clifford. She passed away at her home in Alexandria, Virginia after a battle with brain cancer.

Our sincere condolences go out to her family and many friends. The entire lighthouse community and those interested in maritime history will always owe her a debt of gratitude for the amazing amount of research she accomplished in her lifetime.

Books that she coauthored with her mother were: Women Who Kept the Lights, Nineteenth Century Lights, Maine Lighthouses, A Documentation of Their Past, Mind the Light Katie, and Lighthouses Short and Tall. She was also the coauthor of Great American Ships.

For many years she coordinated lighthouse preservation activities for the National Park Service’s National Maritime Initative Program that included the production of the Historic Lighthouse Preservation Handbook.

More recently she hosted her own website dedicated to lighthouse research and she worked with the U.S. Lighthouse Society assisting in the development of their online archives.

This story appeared in the Sep/Oct 2018 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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