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

Boston Globe, "Writes Wife's Death Notice." November 8, 1903.

Boston Globe, "Josselyn Must Leave Island." November 9, 1903.

Boston Globe, "Mrs. Josselyn Tells Her Story." November 11, 1903.

Boston Globe, "Not Legal." November 13, 1903.

Boston Herald, "Thatcher's Island Lights." July 20, 1890.

Carroll, Dottie. "Island Love." Typescript, 2005.

Coast Guard Bulletin, November 1939.

Lighthouse Digest, "Coast Guard Vessel Honors Namesake." September 2000.

"Community Mourns Death of Mrs. Bray." Newspaper article; date and source unknown, from Thacher Island Association.

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

Dietz, Jean. "No, They're Not Light Housekeepers; They're Lighthouse Keepers." Boston Globe, August 25, 1991.

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

Grubb, Russell. Thacher Island . . . An Adventure with Keeper Russell Grubb. Published by the author, 1988.

Heidorn, Keith C. "The Great Hurricane of 1635 and the Legend of Thacker's Island." New England Galaxy, Winter 1978.

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

Kennebec (ME) Journal, "Bigamy Charge." November 12, 1903.

Lighthouse Service Bulletin, "Improvement of Cape Ann Lighthouse." May 1932.

Morris, Robert. "To the Lighthouse . . ." Essex County Newspapers, September 1969.

Murphy, Jeremiah V. "Secluded Isle Baron's Roost." Boston Globe, October 21, 1967.

National Historic Landmark Nomination, Cape Ann Light Station (Thacher Island Twin Lights). Prepared by Paul St. Germain, Thacher Island Association, December 1998.

New York Times, "Destroyer Discovers Land." February 24, 1919.

Parsons, Eleanor C. Thachers: Island of the Twin Lights. Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1985.

Putnam, George. Sentinel of the Coasts: The Log of a Lighthouse Engineer. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1937.

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

Swan, Marshall W.S. Town on Sandy Bay. Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1980.

Thacher Island Association website

Thacher's Woe and Avery's Fall. Annotated by Marshall S. Swan. Rockport, MA: Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museum, Inc., 1985.

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

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any part of this website without permission of the author.

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