Risking Her Life, The First Female Lightkeeper Saved 18 People

 

Risking Her Life, The First Female Lightkeeper Saved 18 People



It was almost midnight when a young girl climbed the stairs to get to the top of a light tower. Once she reached her destination, she filled the lamp with oil, trimmed the wick, and polished carbon off the reflectors. She knew she would have to wake up before dawn to put the light out. The lightkeeper's daughter sighed and headed down the stairs. She didn't know at that time she would be the one to save more than 30 people from drowning. Here's a story about Ida Lewis, heroic lighthouse keeper and one of the most inspirational women in history. Hosea Lewis was appointed to be the Lime Rock Lighthouse keeper in 1854. The lighthouse was perched on a small island. His eldest daughter Ida was only 15 years old at that time. Unfortunately, the family's happiness didn't last long. Hosea got seriously ill and couldn't perform his duties anymore. The man couldn't even walk on his own. Ida, as the eldest child, had to take care of her father and a younger sister who was also seriously ill. But never did she think that one day, she would become a hero… #brightside Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz
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