Matinicus Rock Light, Maine
The high seas prevented Keeper Burgess from returning to the station. Abbie moved her family into the north lighthouse tower believing it to be the strongest structure on the Rock. Shortly after rescuing her pet chickens from their coop, a wave broke over the Rock destroying the old keepers’ house as well as the chicken coop. Abbie single-handed kept the lights burning for four weeks until her father could land on the Rock.
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