"I loved being in the tower at sunset. . . .I felt that spiritually we visited with the people in all of those lights, we knew they were trying to do the same thing we were, protecting navigation. For what was the whole sum and substance of our job, to keep the light going when it should, for there was someone out there who would be running for the light. If it wasn't in proper operating order or wasn't lit, there was trouble. The lights were lifelines to sailors and navigators." Connie Scovill Small in "The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife"
Goat Island Light - Guarding Cape Porpoise Harbor: Photo by Mark Jones