Kate's Light : Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse / Elizabeth Spires ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Book | Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House | 2021 | First edition.
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First edition.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 37).
"When Kate Kaird immigrated with her young son Jacob from Germany to America in 1882, she couldn't have predicted the surprising turn her life would take. She soon met and married John Walker, keeper of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. They moved to Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Harbor in 1885 and she became assistant keeper. At first Kate wondered if she could live in such a lonely place, but she gradually grew to love life at Robbins Reef. When her husband died several years later, she was determined to stay on. After convincing the Lighthouse Board that she could do the job alone, Kate was appointed permanent keeper of the lighthouse, becoming one of the first women on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse. She lived there 34 years and was known for her many rescues." -- Amazon.com.
"A biography of Kate Walker, one of the first woman on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse."-- Provided by publisher.
Ages 6-8 Holiday House.
Grades 2-3 Holiday House.
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