A Day in the Life of a Colonial Lighthouse Keeper
Readers of this series will travel back in time and spend a day in the life of a real citizen during the earliest days of our nation. Each book in the series features a person who actually lived and worked during colonial times. The readers will learn how they may have spent a day in their lives. The books offer original period documents, oil paintings, etchings, and woodcuts that portray the colonial era. These primary sources bring depth and authenticity to young readers’ exploration of life before the American Revolution. The captivating stories of these real-life characters, some of them American icons, will make history tangible and fun. Follow Thomas Knox through a day of work al Boston Light. As we learn about some of the daily tasks and responsibilities of a colonial lighthouse keeper, Knox’s reminiscences tell the reader the history of Boston Light, while we also learn what some of his daily responsibilities might have been. Knox, and other lighthouse keepers, maintained the lighthouse, lit its huge lanterns nightly, and monitored the weather. When a storm arose Knox often risked his life to save sailors whose boats crashed on the rocks beyond the lighthouse.