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Book Signings – Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue by Angeli Perrow plus Gleams & Whispers by Bob Trapani, Jr.

September 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are excited to have two book signings at the Owls Head Lighthouse Gift Shop during Maine Open Lighthouse Day!

Author Angeli Perrow and her children’s book, “Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue.” (Images courtesy of Angeli Perrow)

Maine children’s author Angeli Perrow will be signing copies of her popular book, Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, on Saturday, September 9th from 1pm to 4pm in the keeper’s house at Owls Head Light.

In the over 190 year history of Owls Head Light Station, “Spot” the dog may very well be the light station’s most beloved story – an account that is both heroic and heartwarming.

“Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue is about Spot, a remarkable spaniel who lived at Owls Head Light with the keeper’s family in the 1930s,” says Angeli Perrow. “He learned to ring the fog bell to greet passing boats and came to the rescue of the Matinicus mailboat one stormy winter night.”

Bob Trapani, Jr. will also be signing books on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. In his latest book, Gleams and Whispers: Maine Lighthouses and Their Allure, Bob has endeavored to capture the deeper meaning and symbolism of Maine’s lighthouses through his prose and photography.

Author Bob Trapani, Jr.

Author Bob Trapani, Jr. will be signing copies of his books from 2pm to 4pm at Owls Head Lighthouse.

“The mere presence of a lighthouse points to a higher, altruistic purpose – one that embraces romance, mystery, drama, isolation, dedication, and heroism,” says Trapani, in a news release. “Ask a hundred people what lighthouses mean to them, and it is likely the meanings are as diverse as the people asked. It was not enough for me to simply admire the majestic beauty of lighthouses, I was determined to peel back the layers that exist through a blend of photography and prose.”

Bob will also be signing copies of his book, Rockland Breakwater: A Journey through the Seasons which takes you on a photographic journey of the iconic Rockland Breakwater, its lighthouse and surroundings.

Don’t miss the chance to talk the authors plus purchase signed copies of their books.

While on site, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to tour Owls Head Lighthouse, which will be open to visitors for Maine Open Lighthouse Day, as will the exhibits and gift shop inside the keeper’s house at the light station.


September 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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American Lighthouse Foundation
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Owls Head Lighthouse
186 Lighthouse Road
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
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