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A Watch in the Night: The Story of Pomquet Islands Last Lightkeeping Family Ruth Edgett

A Watch in the Night: The Story of Pomquet Islands Last Lightkeeping Family

Ruth Edgett

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781551096117
Paperback
196 pages
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 About the Book 

A Watch in the Night chronicles the struggles of one Nova Scotia family to survive on a tiny windswept island without running water, electricity, or reliable communication with the mainland. For thirty-six years, George and Ruth Millar tended the Pomquet Island light, survived violent storms, saved lost sailors, raised generations of livestock, and brought up their six children. The authors mother was one of them.A Watch in the Night is not a dry historical account of lightkeeping life- rather it is a moving tale of a familys faith and endurance through the whims of wind and weather.