Twin Lights Tonic — Cape Ann’s Timeless Soda Pop made its debut this week.
President Emeritus Paul St. Germain has written a new book on the history of one of the most popular soft drinks around the Cape Ann area Twin Lights Tonic. He combined with another author, Devlin Sherlock, to produce an interesting look at this 115-year-old Twin Lights Bottling Company (originally called Thomas Wilson Bottling Company) and the families that were involved in its creation. Together they have researched the history and development of carbonated soft drinks, explained how Twin Lights Tonic was made, and traced the history of one Rockport family of Portuguese immigrants who began producing the tonic in the back of a small-town grocery store in 1907. The authors tell the fascinating story of one of the last family bottlers still in operation with over 70 photographs.
Check the Thacher website to purchase the book. www.thacherisland.org. Also sold at Katies Gifts, The Art of David Arsenault and Tucks Candy and Gifts in Rockport and The Bookstore of Gloucester, Alexandra’s Bread and Amazon.