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Teaching Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

On the afternoon of March 29, 1869, Zoradia Lewis was doing what she did many times each day, gazing out a window of the lighthouse on Lime Rock Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Choppy waves leapt to meet sheets of rain. The sun struggled to light the sky over Narragansett Bay. And yet, she could swear she saw an overturned boat with two men clinging to its slippery sides. Zoradia called her daughter, Ida.

Timothy Tocher
Cricket Media


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