From Grand Manan to Mount Desert to the Isles of Shoals on the New Hampshire border, sixty-eight lighthouses stand along the coast of Maine and her rivers. In his conversational way, Bill Caldwell leads his readers on a historical tour of nearly all the Maine lighthouses. In Caldwell's hands the legends, lore, and history of the impressive signals come to life. Maine's lighthouses are symbols of it's proud maritime heritage, and of a way of life that has long passed. Who better to pass on the traditions than master story-teller Bill Caldwell.
In addition to numerous books about Maine, Bill Caldwell wrote regular columns for the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram. He was an ardent sailor, and his sixteen years sailing among the Maine islands gave him a unique insight into Maine's people and culture. He died at his home in Arizona in January 2001.