Saving Straitsmouth Island




Saving Straitsmouth Island – A History

This is the fifth book authored by TIA President Emeritus Paul St. Germain. As a local historian he has detailed the rich history of this unique New England treasure and the efforts to preserve both its structures and natural history. He begins about one thousand years ago when Indians summered there and continues through its discovery by famous explorers Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith in the seventeenth century. It has seen fishermen, shipwrecks, and piracy. From 1835 to 1935, three lighthouses were built, all with fascinating stories of the keepers and their families. In 2019 the island was opened to the public for the first time in 180 years thanks to the efforts of the Thacher Island Association and Mass Audubon Society. This is the first book ever written about the complete history of Straitsmouth Island. 184 pages, paperback

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