Ida Lewis, Hidden Hero of History
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A seafaring tale of daring do in a long dress and petticoats! At the young age of 15, Ida Lewis helped her father with his lighthouse keeper’s duties on Lime Rock. She grew to become the small island’s sole keeper responsible for protecting and guiding ships to safe harbor. Throughout her life, Ida fearlessly rowed her small skiff out in rough storms and icy waters to rescue people (and a sheep). She became famous after saving two drowning soldiers in a snowstorm and was named, “the bravest woman in America.” But the lighthouse, not the limelight, was where Ida Lewis found her lifelong happiness.  Go to the episode webpage: Visit the Dorktales Storytime Podcast website: YOUR KIDS ON OUR SHOW: Contact our “Mr. Redge Hotline” for a chance for a shout out or featured in one of our episodes! Leave us a voicemail, email, video or use our color page - FOLLOW US: If our storytelling brings you some joy…and a few laughs, please follow us in your preferred podcast app so future episodes will automatically show up in your podcast library. We’d be so grateful if you helped us grow, by letting others know about our geeky tales too. Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time! KIDS LISTEN MEMBERS: advocates for quality podcasts for kids: WE LOVE FEEDBACK: CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.   ABC Story Sisters is a story time podcast from young sisters Alexa, Bristol and Charlotte, who bring classic children's literature to life for the littlest of podcast fans. Join them for their brand new season of adventure, Peter Pan! Go to Apple Podcasts or find them at  Support the show (
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