Helene Durgan Glidden recounted her early days of growing up at Patos Islands, located in the state of Washington in her 1951 book The Light on the Island. In the book, she mentions, her father, Edward Durgan’s life as a lighthouse keeper (1905-1913) and the realities of life that came living in such an environment. Now, who is Helene Glidden? She happens to be the maternal-great grandmother of the actor-singer Zac Efron.  

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