The Book List: US Light House Establishment Library Box 141

posted on 12 Jul 2018


Lighthouse keepers and their families in the 19th century needed something to combat the boredom of their isolated working and living conditions.

From the late 1870s, a network of portable libraries grew up. These were sturdy wooden cases that contained up to 60 books and magazines on several shelves and were passed between lighthouses around the United States.

Read the full article on this link to The Independent