Little Doris Hanson lived in the lighthouse on Chambers Island, Wisconsin, every summer from the age of 11 days to 10 years. Doris’s father, Sam O. Hanson, was the assistant lighthouse keeper in the early 1900’s. What was it like to live on a remote island in a lighthouse? Doris told of her adventures and unique experiences of the life of a young girl living in just such a place for much of her childhood. Having lost her mother at the age of 3, Doris learned the importance of having loving relationships with the rest of her family. Her experiences shaped her life and taught her self-reliance. This is the story of one summer on the island.