Memoirs of a Lightkeeper’s Son — Life on St. Paul Island
by Billy Budge • photos • 192 pages
GRAVEYARD OF THE GULF—the beautiful, grim, and lonely island on which the author’s young family landed in 1955, to survive, to cope with home schooling, and to maintain this sentinel against shipwreck off the northeast coast of Cape Breton Island.
Billy Budge was seven years old when their isolation and adventures began. His gripping book offers vivid details from his memories, and marvellous photographs, of a solitude and self-sufficiency difficult for us to imagine today.