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Matinicus Rock Light
Near Matinicus Island, Maine
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Arnold, David. "Last of the lighthouse keepers no match for fancy electronics." Boston Globe, May 16, 1982.

Bliss, William Root. The Old Colony Town: And Other Sketches. Cambridge, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1893.

Boston Globe, "Early Days on Matinicus Rock." August 1, 1904.

Boston Globe, "Seek Break in Cable to Matinicus Rock." May 4, 1923.

Caldwell, Bill. Lighthouses of Maine. Portland, ME: Gannett Books, 1986.

Caruso, Donna. "Matinicus Rock Light Automated." Soundings, March 1984.

"Christmas on the Coast." Newspaper clipping from unknown source, December 25, 1904. From the collection of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Clifford, J. Candace, and Mary Louise Clifford. Maine Lighthouses: Documentation of Their Past. Alexandria, VA: Cypress Communications 2005.

Clifford, Mary Louise and J. Candace Clifford. Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers. Williamsburg, VA: Cypress Communications, 1993.

Crowninshield, Mary Bradford. All Among the Lighthouses. Boston: D. Lothrop Company, 1886.

Davis, Deborah. "New Lights from Old Towers." Island Journal, annual publication of the Island Institute, volume seven.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Maine. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2009.

De Wire, Elinor. Guardians of the Lights: The Men and Women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1995.

Down East, September 1961. "Booms On a Lonely Maine Island."

Feller-Roth, Barbara. Lighthouses: A Guide to Many of Maine's Coastal and Offshore Guardians. Freeport, ME: DeLorme Mapping Company, 1988.

Haimila, Sandra. "Matinicus Rock Lighthouse Officially Automated." Portland Press Herald, December 16, 1983.

Hart, Frederick C., Jr. "Keepers of the Matinicus Light: Isaac H. and Abbie E. (Burgess) Grant and Their Families." New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 150 October 1996.

Jones, Dorothy Holder and Ruth Sexton Sargent. Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Heroine. 1969.

Kane-Kline, Cindy. Email correspondence, 2003.

Kobbe, Gustav. "Heroism in the Lighthouse Service." The Century, June 1897.

Lighthouse Digest, "Grave not that of Abbie's daughter." January 1998.

Lighthouse Digest, "A Late 1970s Interview with Roscoe & Dorothy Fletcher." October 2004.

Lighthouse Digest, "Maine Lighthouse Keeper's Wife Writes of Lonely Life." June 2005.

Long, Charles A. E. Matinicus Isle: Its Story and its People. Lewiston, ME: Lewiston Journal Printshop, 1926.

Mears, Emmett. "Matinicus Light Goes Out for Good." Bangor Daily News, December 16, 1983.

McLane, Charles B. Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Penobscot Bay. Woolwich. ME: Kennebec River Press, 1982. Reprinted by To;bury House (Gardiner, ME) and the Island Institute (Rockland, ME), 1997.

Pearson, Dana. "Shedding light on a unique life." Lighthouse Digest, April 1996. Reprinted from the York County Coast Star.

Peterson, Natalie. "Keeper of the Flame: A slice of life at Matinicus Rock Lighthouse." Granite State News, reprinted in the July 1999 edition of Lighthouse Digest.

Portland Press Herald, "Matinicus Lens to Shine On." December ?, 1983.

Portland Press Herald, "Coast Guard vessels honor light keepers." February 3, 1997.

Portland Transcript, "Twenty-Two Years on Matinicus Rock." February 19, 1876.

Rockland Courier-Gazette, "Automation Reaches Matinicus Rock." December 17, 1983.

Roop, Peter and Connie Roop. Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1985.

Simpson, Dorothy. The Maine Islands in Story and Legend. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 1987.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Lighthouses of New England. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973.

Snow, Edward Rowe. Women of the Sea. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1962.

"Splicing the Lights." Island Journal, annual publication of the Island Institute, volume six.

Sterling, Robert Thayer. Lighthouses of the Maine Coast and the Men Who Keep Them. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935.

Ward, Kent. "3 Hurled Into Matinicus Waters as Boat Capsizes." Bangor Daily News, January 9, 1963.

Wheeler, Wayne. "Matinicus Rock." The Keeper's Log, Winter 1999.

Wheeler, Wayne. "The Saga of Abbie Burgess Grant." The Keeper's Log, Winter 1999.

Williamson, Bill. "Life On the Rock Isn't Easy." Kennebec Journal, May 3, 1998.

Willoughby, Malcolm F. Lighthouses of New England. Boston: T.O. Metcalf Company, 1929.

Winslow, F. A. "World by Itself is Matinicus Rock." Boston Globe, February 18, 1923.

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