The Lady Lighthouse Keeper
The Lady Lighthouse Keeper is a fictionalized account of Stella Prince (1867-1928), the only woman to serve as a lighthouse keeper at Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold, NY.
Stella is a woman who resists society's expectations and dedicates herself to a life of hard work out of a sense of duty.
The book is an intimate and relatable look at family life at a slower pace, set against the backdrop of the rigor required to maintain a lighthouse.
Stella lived at Hortons Point for more than half of her life, longer than anyone else, yet there was no record of her life. Through Stella, we experience the simple joys and hardships of lighthouse living on the edge of the Long Island Sound, outside the small community of Southold, NY.