Cape Cod’s Nauset Light was doomed as continued erosion narrowed the cliff where it stood. The dedication of the community members, working to save their lighthouse, comes alive on these pages. As the drama of this historic event unfolds, you will find yourself among the crowd gathered that cold November day.
In addition to those provided by the author, numerous photos have been selected from the files of Shirley C. Sabin, member of the Board of Directors for Nauset Light Preservation Society. She is a volunteer at the Cape Cod National Seashore and has co-authored several books introducing readers to Cape Cod.
Alice Shardlow, grandmother and retired teacher, has been a regular visitor to the Cape for more than thirty years. She and her husband reside in the hills overlooking Cayuga Lake in upstate New York.
“Alice Shardlow writes with power and eloquence about an endangered lighthouse and the determined people of Eastham MA who banded together to save it. Inspiring!”
- Michele Kolodij, Elementary School Librarian
“Alice Shardlow does an excellent job of describing the moving of Nauset light in words and pictures that children can understand and enjoy.”
- Hawkins Conrad, Past President, Nauset Light Preservation Society