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14157. Kotzian, John. Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes. Avery. 2008.

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14157. Kotzian, John. Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes. Avery. 2008.

14157. Kotzian, John. Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes. Avery. 2008. 224p. Soft wraps. “Sky Pilot” was sailors’ slang for a chaplain. This book tells the life story of the Reverend William H. Law, a story that has never been told before. The Reverend Law was in peril on the Great Lakes and was rescued by a U.S. Life-Saving Service Station crew. As a result of that rescue, seeing their heroic efforts first hand, Reverend Law dedicated the rest of his life to the men and women stationed at Light stations and Life-Saving stations throughout the United States. Whether it was bringing his “Floating Library” to stations located on the Great Lakes, regular correspondence with the crews of stations far too remote for a personal visit, or his relentless pursuit of Congress to approve a bill to provide better pay and pensions, Reverend Law became a fast friend to those serving in the Lighthouse and Life-Saving services. To the men and women he served, Reverend Law was lovingly known as “The Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes.” A tale of unconquerable optimism, the story of W. H. Law’s life is as much the account of the brave men and women of the Lighthouse Service and Life-Saving Service as it is the saga of a long and rewarding life in the service of others. (M). $17.95.