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Island Lighthouse Inn: A Chronicle

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
After years of Berkeley activism in the 1960s and '70s, Jeff and Judi Burke threw up their hands and drove east. They eventually restored an old inn on Isle au Haut, a harsh, barely inhabitable outcrop seven miles off the Maine coast, setting out to do what they could not do in California: create their own utopia.For the past ten years the Burkes have led a life of simple ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Pilgrim Press
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Apr 19, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, travel
After a cold hard winter this book felt like the first breath of spring. Really, can there be anything better than Island life with the bite of salt in the air and fresh breezes off the water? If I can't actually be there, reading about it is the next best thing.

Jeff and Judi Burke left their home in California looking for a simpler lifestyle and ended up buying an old lighthouse on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Remote Isle au Haut didn't even have electricity but they managed to create
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Sep 12, 2012 Cherie In the Dooryard rated it really liked it
Shelves: maine, memoir
An enjoyable read about two aging hippies trying to make it work. Interesting, light prose though Burke's writing is overwrought at times. Okay, it's overwrought a lot. Just skip the whole chapter about his confrontation with a Vietnam vet. Trust me. I felt some of the recipe tie-ins were forced (do you REALLY remember the kind of coffee cake that you served the refrigerator repairman 15 years ago? Really?), but I didn't mind as Judi is definitely doing the yeoman's work in this partnership and ...more
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This is an inspiring story with great recipes from the Inn!
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