In this salty, maritime classic, Stephen Jones describes a youthful year spent at a lighthouse. The passage of four seasons brings hilarious, touching, somber, and terrifying adventures. The tower and its assorted keepers, each in his way, are assaulted by vessels run amok, by boozy and lascivious fishermen, by birds, fogs, fantasies, and the looming specter of a storm. First published in 1981, it is reissued with a new introduction by the author.
STEPHEN JONES is owner of West Mystic Wooden Boat Company and author of eight other books, including Working Thin Waters: Conversations with Captain Lawrence H. Malloy, Jr. (UPNE, 2001). He has also served in the Coast Guard, worked on lobster boats, and captained cruises to the West Indies. For the last 30 years he has taught courses on literature, the environment, and the sea at the maritime branch of the University of Connecticut.