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Biddeford Pool, Maine
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Ada Evening News, November 5, 1964. "Lighthouse Keeping."

Atlanta Constitution, September 9, 1900. "A Sailor Collie."

Bangs, Lucille S. "Wood Island Light built in 1808." Lewiston Journal, June 18, 1977.

Biddeford Daily Journal, June 2, 1896. "Shot Another, Then Himself."

Biddeford Union and Journal, March 31, 1865.

Boston Globe, June 2, 1896. "Shot Neighbor."

Boston Globe, July 29, 1900. "Dog Watch for Passing Craft."

Boston Globe, October 21, 1906. "Wood Island Rocked."

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

Churchill, Chris. "Working to Save Wood Island Light." York County Journal Tribune, April 14, 2003.

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

The Daily Light, June 16, 1894. "The Lighthouse Dog."

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

Down East. June 1970.

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

Ellis, Annie. "Ghost hunters descend on Wood Island." Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Courier, October 12, 2006.

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

Goulding, Donna. The Animals of Wood Island. Booklet published by the History Group of Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, 2008.

Grinnell, Stephanie. "Happy 200th Birthday to Wood Island Lighthouse." The Coastal Scene, July 18, 2008.

Harrison, Timothy. "Medals awarded for amazing bravery." Lighthouse Digest, June 1993.

Harrison, Timothy. "Recollections and Reflections." Lighthouse Digest, March 1993.

The Heroism of Eben Emerson. Booklet published by the History Group of Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, 2008.

Kennebec Journal, May 11, 1886. "Appointment."

Maury, Chip. "Lighthouse Child Dances Alone." Winnipeg Free Press, September 16, 1976.

Melville, Robert F. "Wood Island duty a far cry from life in Omaha." Biddeford Journal Tribune, August 8, 1978.

New Castle News, September 12, 1900. "Sailor is Popular."

Newark Advocate, December 25, 1963. "Christmas at Lighthouse."

Obituary of Captain Thomas H. Orcutt, date and source unknown.

Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 1900. "The Strangest Lighthouse Keeper in the World."

Poftak, Sheri. The Development of the Light at Wood Island Lighthouse.Published by the History Group of Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse.

Portland Gazette, "Wood Island Light." April 4, 1808. Reprinted from the Boston Gazette.

Portland Press Herald, November 3, 1950. "Coast Guard Modernization Cost Well Over a Million Dollars."

Portland Press Herald, November 7, 1950. "Maine Lighthouse Families are Happy with New Way of Life."

Portland Press Herald, November 30, 1960. "Coast Guardsman is Hero in Rescue of Sick Girl."

Portland Press Herald, January 10, 1997. "Laurier A. Burnham, decorated Coast Guard lighthouse keeper."

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

Stevens Point Journal (WI). "Dog Rings Fogbell." July 10, 1896.

Winnipeg Free Press. December 3, 1927. "Here is a True Story of a Dog."

"Wood Island Light Station," history at U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, Washington, D.C.

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any images or text from this website without permission of the author.

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