The Ferryland Visitor isn’t just a ghost story, says author Charis Cotter. It’s also a story about a family facing a tough, cold winter, a family hoping that when spring comes they’ll be a bit better off. It’s so cold that first winter in the lighthouse they all sleep in the kitchen. But they believe that, come spring, they’ll move another few steps toward the life they want to live. The ghost is delightfully spooky, but it’s also this sign that maybe everything will be okay.