Au­thor to speak at Dorch­ester His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

Dorchester Star - - NEWS -

CAM­BRIDGE — The Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety wel­comes au­thor John Reisinger for the His­tory Mat­ters Dorch­ester se­ries at noon Wed­nes­day, Sept. 19, at the Her­itage Mu­se­ums and Gar­dens of Dorch­ester in Cam­bridge.

In a lonely spot out in the bay, just south of the re­mains of Hol­land Island, stands a non­de­script me­chan­i­cal nav­i­ga­tion light sur­rounded by miles of empty water and oc­cu­pied by a few fam­i­lies of birds. It would be hard to imag­ine a more dull and bor­ing place.

It turns out that looks can be de­ceiv­ing and iso­la­tion can be deadly.

Reisinger will give a look at the his­tory of the Hol­land Island Bar Light­house, and the real-life crime that in­spired his book “Death at the Light­house.” Hear about the in­ter­con­nected lives of the wa­ter­men, light keep­ers, rum­run­ners, the Coast Guard and or­di­nary peo­ple that made up the lost world of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay in the 1920s.

Thr event is free and open to the pub­lic, while do­na­tions are gladly ac­cepted. Reisinger will have books on hand at the event for sale.

The Her­itage Mu­se­ums are lo­cated at 1003 Green­way Drive in Cam­bridge. For more in­for­ma­tion call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@ver­i­zon.net.

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