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Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue

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Based on actual events, Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue tells the story of Spot, the dog of a lighthouse keeper's family. When the light is crippled by a storm, Spot's excited barking guides the mail boat captain safely into the harbor.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Down East Books
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May 13, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
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Pauline Hamor’s springer spaniel, Spot, loves life as a lighthouse dog. Whenever ships pass by the Owl’s Head Lighthouse, Spot eagerly rings the fog bell in greeting. Stuart Ames, captain of the local mail boat, is especially fond of the spaniel. He passes Owl’s Head Light twice a day and always blows his whistle in response to Spot.

When the mail boat becomes lost during a winter storm, Keeper Hamor is distressed to find the fog bell frozen solid. There is no way to signal Captain Ames – until S
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Nov 03, 2013 Laura Verret rated it really liked it
Spot loves being a Lighthouse dog. It means he can run on the beach and watch the ships go by. When he learns how to ring the lighthouse bell, he’s even more excited. Now he can greet the ships as they go by! But one day, a thick fog rolls in, and the bell is frozen over. Can Spot hear the whistle being blown from his friend, Captain Ames’ ship? Can he keep Captain Ames from wrecking on the wicked rocks below?

Conclusion. A super sweet story with great illustrations.

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Dec 20, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
Based on real people, location, and dog, this has been an annual favorite as a read aloud for our fourth graders as they study Maine. I've used this as an example of how an author takes a real event and makes it into a story. I've even used Edward Rowe Snow's book about lighthouses to read the excerpt about this family.
Jul 26, 2010 Cana rated it it was amazing
Read while on vacation on Maine. The morning after we read this book, we went to the very lighthouse (Owl's Head) where Spot saved the day and was buried.
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