Hard cover with dust jacket, 1st edition. This is the true story of Maine?s young lighthouse heroine, a story that has captivated many for years. Later reprinted under the name of The Original Biography of Abbie Burgess”. For sixteen years this was once the best-selling book on the coast of Maine. Abbie Burgess was only 14-years old when she first stepped upon the remote Matinicus Rock Lighthouse. When her father was forced to sail to the mainland for desperately needed supplies, she tended the two light towers alone and during the violent storms she also saved the lives if her family. Later in life she married a lighthouse keeper and then became one herself. This is a previously owned copy that came from an estate and is in very good condition. It is sold as-is with no return.