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Watch Hill Light
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Anderson, Norman G. "The Long Road to Lighthouse Love." Lighthouse Digest, September 2003.

Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989.

Boston Globe, September 13, 1886. "Widow Crandall's Light."

Boston Globe, October 1, 1888. "Aunt Sally Resigns."

Burkhardt. Joanna M. "The History of the Watch Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island." The Keepe'r's Log, publication of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Winter 1998.

Collins, David D. "Kids Shine When They Live in a Lighthouse." Providence Journal, June 20, 1977.

Corriea, Robert. "Improvement Society May Soon Become Keeper of the Watch Hill Light." Providence Journal, August 18, 1986.

Denison, Rev. Frederic. Westerly and its Witnesses, for Two Hundred and Fifty Years. 1626-1876. Providence: J. A. and R. A. Reid, 1878.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Rhode Island. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2006.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Return to Watch Hill Lighthouse." Lighthouse Digest, September 2005.

Filhaber, Karen. "Lighthouse Living: Casualty or Automation." Westerly Sun, December 24, 1984.

Fleming, Arline A. "Architecture, History Focus of Exhibit." Providence Journal, May 29, 1985.

Fleming, Arline A. "Memories of the lighthouse way of life." Providence Journal, May 27, 1985.

Flocken, Ann. "Watch Hill Lightkeeper Finds New Assignment Lacking." Westerly Sun, July 11, 1979.

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

Hamilton, Harlan. Lights and Legends: A Historical Guide to Lighthouses of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Stamford, CT: Wescott Cove Publishing Company, 1987.

Kimberlin, Keith. "Lighthouse Ceremony to Mark End of Era." Westerly Sun, August 29, 1986.

Kimberlin, Keith. "Lighthouse Lens Will Beam No More." Westerly Sun, August 14, 1986.

La Tour, Stephanie. "Automation Ends a Long Era at Watch Hill." Westerly Sun, May 29, 1986.

Longo, Mildred Santille. Picture Postcard Views of Rhode Island Lighthouses and Beacons. Rhode Island Publications Society, 1990.

Murphy, Tim. "Serene Lighthouse Shattered." New London Day, March 17, 1978.

Rathbun, Capt. Benjamin F. Capsule Histories of Some Local Islands and Lighthouses in the Eastern Part of Long Island Sound. Niantic, CT: Presley Printing, 1996.

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Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Genealogical Records & Historical Sketches of Prominent & Representative Citizens & of Many of the Old Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908.

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, National Register of Historic Places nomination form.

Syracuse Post-Standard, January 9, 1962. "Norwegian Freighter Runs Aground."

Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association: A Commemoration. Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association, 1988.

Wilcove, Raymond. "Farewell to Lighthouse Keepers." Record-Herald (Washington Court House, Ohio), December 31, 1969.

Winslow, Ron. "Coast Guard Family Finds Home." Providence Journal, November 25, 1971.

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