Friday, June 1, 2012

‘Lighthouse Keeping’ author at Pittsfield Library

  PITTSFIELD – Ernest DeRaps, author of the book “Lighthouse Keeping” will present a program about Maine lighthouses at the Pittsfield Public Library on Monday, June 4 at 3 p.m. Ernest DeRaps grew up in Palmyra and graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1946.  During his Coast Guard career, he was the lighthouse keeper at four Maine light stations.  He and his family served on three family lighthouses in Penobscot Bay.    
   With an intimate knowledge of Maine lighthouses as lighthouse keeper, he has painted every lighthouse on the Maine coast.
  For more information, contact the library at 487-5880.

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