My House is a Lighthouse
  • My House is a Lighthouse

My House is a Lighthouse


Stories of lighthouses and their keepers.

by Christine Welldon


Even though there are 750 lighthouses across North America, there are only 51 working lightkeepers in Canada, and just 1 keeper remains in the United States. Christine Welldon takes readers past the postcard-perfect image and depicts a day in the life of 11 modern lightkeepers. From Cape Beale, British Columbia, to Puffin Island, Newfoundland, learn about the grit, intelligence, and quick thinking that helps keep our coastlines safe. Expertly weaving the historical with the modern, Welldon shows us how lightkeepers are bound by an age-old mission: "Keep the light shining. Be very watchful. Help those in trouble on the sea."