Celia Thaxter

Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) was born in Portsmouth, NH, and when she was four her father became the lighthouse keeper on White Island, Isles of Shoals, NH. Eight years later he resigned his keepers job and built a large hotel on Appledore Island, ME

In addition to her poetry, she also published a human and natural history called Among the Isles of Shoals (1873).