John Gaskill Book Signing at Bodie Island
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111
John Gaskill, son of the last lighthouse keeper at the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be signing his book, John Gaskill Remembers, at the BodieIslandVisitorCenter on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In his book, Gaskill related many stories of growing up at the lighthouse, such as: extinguishing the flame in the lighthouse lamp, painting the lighthouse by hand, and of the wreck of the schooner Laura Barnes.
Gaskill, now 92, is truly a part of the history of the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
This book signing is sponsored by Eastern National, a cooperating association with the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.