Works Cited:

Traci Blackmon told the story about St. George’s church’s balcony at the United Church of Christ’s General Synod in 2017. You can watch her full message here. She begins speaking at 1:02.

Eric Wight’s rescue story from the Knife Edge is in chapter 6, “Katahdin,” of his book Life and Death in the North Woods (Camden, Maine: DownEast Books, 2014), pp. 88-95.