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Scituate, Massachusetts
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Beaver, Patrick. A History of Lighthouses. London: Peter Davies Ltd., 1971.

Bigelow, E. Victor. Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset. Cohasset, MA.: Committee on Town History, 1898.

Boston Daily Bee, October 9, 1849. "Disaster by the Late Storm."

Boston Daily Advertiser, "Commemoration of the Minot's Ledge Lighthouse." October 4, 1858.

Boston Daily Advertiser, January 18, 1851. "Minot Rock Light-House."

Boston Globe, "The Security of Minot's Ledge Lighthouse." April 21, 1876.

Boston Globe, "Was Formerly Keeper of Minot Ledge Light." May 9, 1888.

Boston Globe, "Destruction of Minot's Light." April 17, 1893.

Boston Globe, "Funeral of Capt. John N. Cook." June 21, 1896.

Boston Globe, "One of Watchers." April 16, 1911.

Boston Herald, "Not So Bad as It Seems." March 18, 1888.

Boston Herald, "Brighter Days for Lighthouse." September 3, 1987.

Boston Journal, "Light House on Cohasset Rocks." March 8, 1849.

Boston Transcript, "Helen Keller's Summer Enjoyment in the Land of Evangeline." October 5, 1901.

Boston Transcript, "Minot's Light." January 16, 1915.

Boston Transcript, "Minot's Light 65 Tomorrow." November 14, 1925.

Boston Traveler, "75th Anniversary of Minot's Light to be Marked by Notables Tomorrow." November 14, 1935.

Boston Traveler, "Coast Guard Rescues Pair." February 12, 1936.

Boston Traveler, "Robot Keepers Now Flash 'I Love You' from Cohasset's Romantic Lighthouse." June 3, 1948.

Clifford, Candace. "The First Minots Ledge Lighthouse." Keeper's Log, Spring 2002.

Davidson, Donald W. America's Landfall: The Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. West Dennis, MA: The Peninsula Press, 1993.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Massachusetts. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2007.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Pierre Albert Nadeau: Forgotten Hero of Minot's Light."Lighthouse Digest, September 2003.

Eckels, Donald, and Robert Fraser. "Minot's Ledge." Keeper's Log, Fall 1995.

Exeter (NH) News-Letter, "Destruction of Minot's Ledge Light House." April 21, 1851.

Farmer's Cabinet, "Destruction of Minot's Rock Light." April 24, 1851.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Hart, Jordana. "Festivities Mark Historic House Project." Boston Globe, October 4, 1992.

Hingham Patriot, "The New Cohasset Light House." October 1, 1847.

"History of Minot's Ledge Light, Massachusetts." U.S. Coast Guard Public Information Division. Typescript, date unknown.

Hochkeppel, Molly. "Ground Broken for Memorial to Pair Killed in Light's Collapse."Quincy Patriot Ledger, July 16, 1999.

Hochkeppel, Molly. "Selectmen OK Memorial to Heroic Lightkeepers." Quincy Patriot Ledger, December 9, 1997.

Jamieson, Jamie. "Tales of a Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter." Salem Evening News, November 9, 2004.

Jennings, Harold B. A Lighthouse Family. Orleans, MA: Lower Cape Publishing Company, 1989.

Johnson, Arnold Burges. "The Light House Service." Harper's Young People, February 9, 1892.

Kobbe, Gustav, "Life in a Lighthouse." Century, January 1894.

Lambert, Lane. "Haunting Voices Out on Minot's Ledge." Quincy Patriot Ledger, October 29, 2003.

Lowell Daily Courier, "Light-House on Cohasset Rocks." August 16, 1847.

Lowell Daily Journal and Courier, April 28, 1851. "The Destruction of the Light House on Minot's Ledge."

Mikal, Alan. Exploring Boston Harbor. North Quincy, MA: The Christopher Publishing House, 1973.

New England Magazine, "The Building of Minot's Ledge Lighthouse." October 1896.

New York Times, "Lighthouse That Shows a Number." May 6, 1894.

Newburyport Daily Herald, January 16, 1851. "Minot's Rock Light House in a Gale of Wind."

Old Ocean. (Selections from The Youth's Companion.) Boston: Perry Mason and Company, 1894.

Orr, Molly Tornberg. Interview transcript, August 29, 1990. OH 90-28, Sound Archives, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum.

Pittsfield Sun, "The Storm." March 27, 1851.

Prudden, T.M. "The Light that was 'Perfectly Safe.'" Yankee, April 1964.

Putnam, George R. Lighthouses and Lightships of the United States. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1933.

Scheina, Robert. "Minot's Ledge." Keeper's Log, Spring 1985.

Snow, Edward Rowe. "America's Most Dangerous Lighthouse." Boston Herald, April 18, 1971.

Snow, Edward Rowe. Minot's Light: 120 Years of Service to Mariners. Quincy, MA.: Quincy Cooperative Bank, 1981.

Snow, Edward Rowe. "New Facts Trace Busy Career of Man Who Built Minot's Light." Quincy Patriot Ledger, October 2, 1958.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Story of Minot's Light. Boston: Yankee Publishing Company, 1940.

Surveyor, "The Sea-swept Lighthouse of Minots Ledge." February 1981.

Sweetser, M.F. King's Handbook of Boston Harbor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1882.

Swiencki, Judy. "Minot's Ledge Lighthouse." Sea Notes, quarterly publication of the Boston Harbor Explorers, Inc., April 1996.

Thoreau, Henry David. Cape Cod. Orleans, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1984.

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, "Minot's Ledge Lighthouse." 1870.

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

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