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On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, NELL had a Zoom meeting that featured Russie Lane, Jr. showing his film “Looking for a Hero” It tells the the story of his father Russ Lane who was a keeper at Whitehead Island Lighthouse in Maine. In August of 1958, he along with a civilian Dave Gamage rescued 5 teens from a sinking sailboat. After the film, NELL member Tom Pregman presented a slideshow of pictures and stories from his trips to the island in 2012 and 2015.

Sandra Lane, Russ Lane Sr., Russie Lane,  Dave Gamage on Whitehead Island in 2015
Russie has also written a book on called “Snow Angels on the Moon”.

Anyone interested in purchasing his book, this can be done one of two ways.

1. Credit Card through Maine Authors Publishing https://maineauthorspublishing.com/snow-angels-on-the-moon


2. Contact Russie Lane by email  russielane@gmail.com

and write a check to receive a signed copy of the book. 

Information about Whitehead Light Station:

This is an upcoming feature film about lighthouses in New England and the men and women who are a big part of saving their legacy. For more information, please visit their website here and sign up for notices to find out where and when the film can be viewed.

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