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Adamson, Hans Christian. Keepers of the Lights. New York: Greenberg, 1955.

Atlanta Constitution, "Risked His Life to Save Others." January 11, 1908.

Bangor Daily News, "COA selected as steward of 2 lighthouses." February 12, 1998.

Buyers-Basso, Becky. "Not-so-hard-time on 'The Rock'" Mount Desert Islander, August 10, 2006.

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

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

D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Lights of Their Lives." Lighthouse Digest, January 2001.

Chase, Mary Ellen. The Story of Lighthouses. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1965.

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

Cormier, Margaret Robbins. "A Wreck at the Rock." MDI Historical Society News, Winter 2008.

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

Davis, Deborah. "New Lights from Old Towers." Island Journal, The Annual Publication of the Island Institute, volume seven.

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

Dodge, Stephen Allen. "William H. C. Dodge and the Lighthouses of the Northeast, part 1." Dodge Family Journal, November/December 2002; part 2 in Dodge Family Journal, January/February 2003.

Drake, Samuel Adams. The Pine Tree Coast. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891.

Evening Telegraph, Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 1878.

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

Harrison, Timothy. "Home on the Rock." Lighthouse Digest, May 2004.

Holland, Francis Ross, Jr. America's Lighthouses: An Illustrated History. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972.

Holland, F. Ross, Jr. Great American Lighthouses. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1989.

Hyde, Anne. "Cupola Set Atop Remote Lighthouse." Bangor Daily News, October 8, 1985.

Jones, Elaine. "A Tribute to the Late Willard Muise." Boothbay Register, November 9, 2000.

Kennebec Journal, December 15, 1902.

Kennebec Journal, December 17, 1902.

Levin, Robert. "Lighthouse Resident Honored." Mount Desert Islander, October 3, 2008.

Lighthouse Digest, "Capt. Joseph M. Gray." May 2005.

Lighthouse Digest, "Lighthouse Keeping at Mount Desert Rock." October 2004.

Lighthouse Digest, "Lighthouse Memories." November 2004.

March, John P. "Deserting the Rock." Down East, March 1978.

McLane, Charles B. Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast, Volume II: Mount Desert to Machias Bay. Falmouth, ME: The Kennebec River Press, 1989.

Merkel, Jim. " Former Island Light Station Now a Whale Resource Post." Lighthouse Digest, May 2000.

Merkel, Jim. "St. Louis Car Salesman Recalls Old Times at Maine Lighthouse." Lighthouse Digest, May 2000.

Mitchell, Edwin Valentine. Anchor to Windward. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1940.

New Hampshire Patriot, "A Dog That is Worth Something." January 15, 1873.

New York Times, "A Light-House Keeper's Story." March 4, 1878.

Newman, Eleanor. "Tiny Three-and-a-Half Acre Mt. Desert Rock in Boon in Storms, But Tough for Gardeners." Bangor Daily News, August 7, 1948.

North Adams Transcript, "Most Intense Storm." February 26, 1965.

Portsmouth Herald, "Area Man Dies off Maine Coast." May 1, 1973.

San Antonio Light, "Beacon Located on Lonely Isle." February 28, 1932.

Sassaman, Richard. "Whale watch on the Rock." Christian Science Monitor, July 12, 1988.

Schreiber, Laurie. Article on Mount Desert Rock Light from the Bar Harbor Times, September 14, 2000.

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.

"Splicing the Lights." Island Journal, The 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.

The Sun, "Fog Bells on the Coast of Maine." August 18, 1856.

Trotter, Bill. "Island hit hard by Bill." Bangor Daily News, August 29, 2009.

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

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