A Child of the Sea and Life Among the Mormons on Beaver Island

A Child of the Sea and Life Among the Mormons on Beaver Island  (1905) 
by Elizabeth Whitney Williams

Originally published in Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1905, this book is an autobiography giving a first-hand account of the personal life of the author about her experiences on Beaver Island, Michigan and surrounding areas before, during, and after the reign of the 'Mormon King' James Jesse Strang. Elizabeth Whitney Williams (1842-1938), wrote this book while working as a female light house keeper at the Little Traverse Lighthouse. This work was later republished in 2004, but the orginal text without additions is in the public domain.


DedicationEdit

Having lived all my life beside the water, with my brothers and many friends sailing on the lakes, and with the loss of many of my people by drowning, connected with the many years of my life as a Light Keeper, I affectionately dedicate this little book, with fragments of my life history, to the sailor men in whose welfare I have always felt a deep interest.

-Elizabeth Whitney Willams

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1938, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.