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Keep The Lights Burning, Abbie Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 1 1985
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Abbie was afraid.
She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.
"The Roops have done an excellent job of putting a fascinating tale into simple language. . . . Hanson's lovely watercolors evoke the mood and are far and away superior to what appears in many easy-to-reads."―starred, Booklist
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Peter Roop, in collaboration with his wife Connie, has written many nonfiction books for children, including TALES OF FAMOUS AMERICANS and TALES OF FAMOUS HEROES. The Roops live in Appleton, Wisconsin.
- Publisher : First Avenue Editions; Illustrated edition (Aug. 1 1985)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0876144547
- ISBN-13 : 978-0876144541
- Item weight : 90.7 g
- Dimensions : 14.61 x 0.33 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #254,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The third-grade unit showed that our coast guard maritime branch eventually replaced lighthouse's lamps with automated lights or lit buoys near rocky shores to help guide ships. Modern day ships have sonar to help them navigate our waters. Eventually several lighthouses were offered for the public and private individuals to purchase with a contract to maintain and help preserve their historical significance.