"Lights of the Inside Passage: A History of British Columbia's Lighthouses and Their Keepers" (used book)
Lights of the Inside Passage: A History of British Columbia's Lighthouses and Their Keepers
by Donald Graham
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust Jacket included. Like new. Signed copy
-- from the dust jacket
Climaxing, the gripping saga begun in Donald Graham’s previous history of British Columbia lightkeeping Keepers of the Light, here are tales of adventure on the sea, suffering and starvation on land, monstrous weather, hardships, insanity, and the happiness found by some families on the lights. In Lights of the Inside Passage lightkeeper-author Graham turns from the lights of Vancouver Island’s West Coast to those of the Inside Passage, stretching from sheltered stations on the Gulf Islands to start, storm-swept Triple Island and Langara, on Alaska’s doorstep.
After telling the stories of individual lighthouses, Graham brings the history of lightkeepers into the present. The epic of their long fight to end inhuman working conditions seems to conclude happily, but their ultimate fate is still uncertain. The century-old tradition of service that has insured the safety of West Coast mariners and ships is currently threatened by automation.