Matthias: The Ghost of Salvation Point

A big-city family...a small-town summer...a mysterious inheritance with secrets of its own...

Ten-year-old Dylan can't believe his luck when his dad inherits a run-down lighthouse in the tiny town of Salvation Point, Maine. He eagerly awaits spending the summer in the spooky old lightkeeper's house, sailing on the bay, and searching for a legendary pirate treasure rumored to be buried nearby. But as he settles in, he discovers the place is not as quiet as it looks.

After mysterious events unfold, he meets Matthias, a gruff lighthouse keeper who had died a century ago and now haunts Dylan's bedroom as a ghost! Despite his shock, Dylan is thrilled to have a supernatural companion and the two become unlikely friends.

But their carefree summer turns dark when a greedy treasure hunter threatens their home. He will stop at nothing to find the pirate's riches, even if it means kidnapping! Dylan and Matthias soon find themselves caught up in a daring adventure that will test their bravery and change Dylan's life forever. Will they be able to protect their lighthouse, or will they fall victim to the treasure hunter's dangerous quest?


Matthias MacMurray: The ghost of the last lighthouse keeper at Salvation Point, who usually appears as a solid, living person. Died in a fall from the lighthouse top in 1913. Mid-40's, tall, skinny, brown hair. Curious (but disapproving) of modern life. He's a bit grumpy, but becomes Dylan's friend and feels protective of him.

Dylan Flint: Age 10, narrator of the story. Small for his age, and hates it, because it gets him bullied a lot in school. Quiet but curious, a loner who'd rather read books or go sailing with his father than play with kids his age. He's usually the only person who can see Matthias, whom he considers his best friend. He loves sailboats and all things nautical, and is excited to spend the summer at the lighthouse.

Alondra Flint: Age 15. Dylan's sister, a real girly-girl who likes boys, shopping, and not much else. Hates Salvation Point and the lighthouse, and wants to go back home.

Mom (aka Rorianne Flint): Dylan and Alondra's mother, a famous artist who grew up in Manhattan and can't wait to go back. Very bossy and no-nonsense, she scoffs at the stories her husband tells about the cottage being haunted. She disapproves of Dylan's belief in Matthias.

Dad (aka Roger Flint): Dylan and Alondra's father, who works as an architect back home in Manhattan. Grew up in Salvation Point, where he was a sailing instructor and boat builder, and passed his love of the sea on to Dylan. Quiet and soft-spoken, but protective of his family and loyal to his hometown.

Mrs. Cooper:  The Historian at the town museum, who was also Roger's high school history teacher. She befriends Dylan and tells him the story of Matthias.

Mel Sleeter:  A greedy treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding a legendary pirate treasure that he believes is buried near the lighthouse. Short and chubby, with a shaved head, earrings, and goatee. Rude and arrogant, he tries to talk Roger into selling him the light station. When he doesn't get his way, he decides to take drastic measures...

Quint: Sleeter's cousin and bumbling accomplice. Not very intelligent, tall and skinny, with a greasy ponytail and stubbly beard. He's a creep, but not as dangerous as Sleeter.