We Keep a Light.

We Keep a Light.
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The true story of family life at an isolated lighthouse station off the Nova Scotia coast and how Evelyn Richardson, her husband and their three children built a happy life on their small island." In 1929 Evelyn and her husband, Morrill, moved from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia where Morrill Richardson had purchased the 600 acre Bon Portage Island near Shag Harbour, where he took over duties as the lighthouse keeper. There, they spent the next thirty-five years. While raising three children and helping to run the lighthouse, the author embarked on a writing career, penning several books and numerous articles, many which chronicled her experiences on the island. She wrote in the winter when there were few interruptions from visitors. They left the island in 1964 when the light was automated. Bon Portage Island is now owned by Acadia University and is used by students for biological research. Evelyn M. Richardson (1902–1976) won the Governor General's Award in non-fiction for this book. This copy is the 50th Anniversary Edition published in 1995. Soft cover, 260 pages. Used copy in excellent condition. Sold as-is.
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