David W. Smith, ASMA
"Ida Lewis – 1842 -1911"
9"H x 3.5"W x 3.5"L - Scrimshaw - 10 to 15,000 year old fossilized Walrus artifact
One of the richest and most beloved figures in Narragansett Bay history, Ida Lewis was the keeper of the Lime Rock Lighthouse at the southern end of Newport's inner harbor. She became known as "The Bravest Woman in America," while saving as many as 18 lives from the perils of the sea.