Lighthouses Of America

Author: Tom Beard
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 1599621401
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A spectacular collection of America's most iconic and stunning lighthouses. Through gorgeous photography, this book celebrates these unique and magnificent beacons and their history. The construction of lighthouses began as this new nation's first public-works project in 1789 and established the United States as a maritime world power by making ports safe for navigation. These structures--many still active and serving their original purpose even in the era of global positioning systems--are living museums, yet they often prove difficult to access for visitors due to their necessary remoteness. From Maine's West Quoddy Head on the easternmost headlands to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and the West Coast lighthouses from New Point Loma to New Dungeness and Michigan's Grand Haven Pier Lighthouse, the images here will delight both the armchair traveler and those who have taken the back roads or trekked across sandy beaches to visit these special and often artful buildings. This is a great gift for lovers of lighthouses, boaters, and those who live or dream of living on the seashore.

American Lighthouses

Author: Ray Jones
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762786205
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A celebration of the great American lighthouses, their keepers, their histories, and their ongoing stories For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. Completely revised and updated, American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them. Included are many endangered lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, as well as “ghost lights,” which are no longer standing.

Lighthouses Of America

Author: Al Mitchell
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785827078
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Lighthouses of America is a celebration of soaring brick towers, glittering lenses, steamships and windjammers, deadly storms and dramatic rescues, tough men and dedicated women--all of them a part of America's rich maritime heritage.

Lighthouses Of America

Author: Bill Harris
Editor: Crescent
ISBN: 9780517053133
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Discusses the history of lighthouses throughout the United States, the impact of technology on their development, and examples from Maine, California, Washington, Florida, and many other states

Famous Lighthouses Of America

Author: Edward Rowe Snow
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Lighthouses Of The Carolinas For Kids

Author: Terrance Zepke
Editor: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644293
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• What lighthouse is the farthest north in North Carolina? • Is the Bodie Island Lighthouse on an island? • What's a shoal and why is it dangerous for ships? • What pirate used to hide out on Ocracoke Island? • Which South Carolina lighthouse is called “The Leaning Lighthouse”? • What lighthouse was the last one built in South Carolina? • What North Carolina lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in America? • Which lighthouse was moved 1600 feet inland? • Which lighthouse was designed like a puzzle—in pieces, so that it could be taken apart and put back together? • Where was the very first lighthouse in the world? • Where was the very first lighthouse in America? • What is a “Texas tower”? • How many lighthouses are on the Outer Banks? • How many steps do you have to climb to get to the top of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse? • How do range lights show boat captains how to enter a channel? Lighthouses of the Carolina for Kids answers these questions and many more. A lively text, rich in pictures, tells the history and lore of the lighthouses along the Carolina shores—from Currituck Lighthouse at the top of North Carolina to the Haig Point Lighthouses at the bottom of South Carolina. Learn about the people who designed and built them. Meet some of the keepers who braved storms and suffered loneliness while tending their beacons. Learn how lighthouses operated in the early days and how they operate now.

Great American Lighthouses

Author: Francis Ross Holland
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Celebrates more than 300 of America's most historic lighthouses and lightships.

Boston Light

Author: Aileen Weintraub
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823961702
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War has not been kind to Boston Light. During the American Revolution, the lighthouse was blown up and a new one had to be built. The lighthouse was also affected by wars in later years. Its lights were dimmed or put out in WWI and WWII so that enemy troops would not be guided by its beam.

Lighthouses

Author: Linda Costello
Editor: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781592236978
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From the busy Atlantic waters to the rugged Pacific coast, explore the country's most historic and beautiful lighthouses with amazing 3-D pop-ups. Lighthouses! A Pop-Up Gallery of America's Most Beloved Beacons features more than 25 color photographs and original illustrations showcasing America's coastal guardians. From the historical to the technical, author Al Mitchell, a renowned expert in the field of lighthouse study, explains the important roles played by each beacon through the years. This unique tribute includes 5 amazing, architecturally accurate 3-D pop-ups designed by acclaimed paper engineer Linda Costello. Beautifully illustrated pop-ups stand approximately 9 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter and demonstrate each lighthouse's unique design and function. Pop-ups include some of the most famous landmarks in the country: Cape Hatteras Light, North Carolina's distinctive black-and-white barber pole; Old Point Loma Light, the beacon for California's Gold rush traffic; and Florida's prominent Ponce de Leon Inlet Light. This is the ultimate book for admirers of lighthouses and architecture.

Lighthouses Of North America

Author: Barry Pickthall
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785821496
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Discover a unique part of America's history with this informative book on lighthouses across the country. Design, scope and maintenance are only a handful of items discussed in this engaging volume.

America S Lighthouses

Author: Francis Ross Holland
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486255767
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A history of the lighthouse which examines its technical development in the United States

Safely To Shore The Story Of America S Lighthouse

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Editor: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607343835
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A history of heroes and of lighthouses and how they work. Readers will discover how brave men and women have kept the lights shining bright from Maine to Texas to Alaska. Includes a guide to other lighthouse resources.

A Lighthouse Adventure

Author: Mary Māden
Editor: Mary Maden Children's Books
ISBN: 9781890479640
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Story about the moving of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

America S Lighthouses

Author: Francis R Holland
Editor: Penguin Group
ISBN: 9780828904414
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Haunted Lighthouses

Author: George C. Steitz
Editor: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644366
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This updated edition has four new haunted lighthouses. Lighthouses are America's castles--proud, sturdy, mystical, and sometimes even haunted. The producer of the popular television series Haunted Lighthouses, seen on the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel, takes you on a tour of the legends of these bewitching monuments as he films. Meet a cast of intriguing characters including noted historians, people who work in lighthouses, and even the ghosts themselves. You will also learn helpful travel tips including the best places to stay and dine, things to do, and must-see attractions.

Lighthouses Of North America

Author: Sylke Jackson
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852495
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A tour of more than 70 of the continent's most beautiful and important lighthouses. Lighthouses of North America is a beautiful tribute to 71 lighthouses in the United States and Canada. The selection covers the full range of lighthouse architectural styles and represents all regions of the continent. The book opens with a brief but fascinating history of lighthouses, which traces their use from the Romans to the "golden age" of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when lighthouses became a strategic and commercial asset to seafarers. Readers will discover the fascinating details that give lighthouses their spirit, such as Portland Head Lighthouse, the favorite haunt of poet Henry Wadsworth, providing inspiration for his poem "The Lighthouse"; how early rocket launches damaged the original Cape Canaveral Lighthouse; that a friendly ghost named Rue is said to wander the grounds of Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse; and how the Race Rocks Lighthouse in British Columbia guided vessels into port during the Fraser gold rush. Chapters focus on construction method and present each sentinel over a two- to six-page spread with a narrative description: Conical & Cylindrical Construction, such as the Fire Island Light off Long Island and the Three Sisters of Nauset in Massachusetts Square Construction, such as the Holland Harbor Light in Michigan and the Presque Isle Light on Lake Erie Hexagonal and Octagonal Construction, such as the Alcatraz Island Light in San Francisco Bay and the famous Peggy's Point Light in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia Skeletal Construction, such as the Sanibel Island Light on Florida's Gulf Coast and the Rawley Point Light in Wisconsin. Striking color photographs show the lighthouse exteriors and interiors, and a facts box details location, tower height, focal plan, daymark, light characteristics, year established and current use. Thoughtful essays describe the architecture of the essential spiral staircase, lost lighthouses, how the lights work, the light-keepers, haunted lighthouses, the future of lighthouses and the most recognized and unusual of lighthouses, the Statue of Liberty. For the traveler, there is a list of North American Lights and useful resources. Lighthouse aficionados are many in number and all will enjoy this stunning book.

A Description And List Of The Lighthouses Of The World

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Ohio Lighthouses

Author: Wil O'Connell
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738583327
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Ohio Lighthouses reveals a multitude of stories about the structures along Lake Erie. It chronicles make overs, such as the transformation of the 1821 Marblehead Lighthouse from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. It also documents heartbreaking tales, like the story of the fire at the Green Island Lighthouse that started during a New Year's dinner while the lighthouse keeper's son watched from a mile away on South Bass Island; he, along with friends, unable to come to the rescue in a snowstorm. It touches on the strength of Mother Nature, such as late one fall when a blizzard struck as two lighthouse keepers were preparing to leave the Ashtabula Lighthouse for the winter. For three days, waves washed over the lighthouse in sub-zero temperatures, and water froze as it fell. The sun came out on the fourth day, but the men found themselves unable to open the door. Other interesting histories include those of the lost lighthouse, a disappearing lighthouse sinking into Lake Erie, a Romanesque lighthouse 8 miles from shore, the wood lighthouse on a slightly sinful island, the lighthouse built to last forever but slated for the wrecking ball, and more.

Wave Swept Lighthouses Of New England

Author: Jeremy D’Entremont
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439664471
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The lighthouse is a pervasive icon in our culture, often used to symbolize positive qualities like faith, guidance, strength, and steadfastness. No structures embody these qualities more than wave-swept lighthouses, which were built to withstand the most extreme forces of wind and ocean waves, often in isolated, rocky locations far offshore. In the United States, the earliest attempts to build wave-swept lighthouses in the 1830s led to several masterpieces of engineering, a few of which are in the New England region. This book primarily focuses on six such structures: Whaleback (Maine), Saddleback Ledge (Maine), Minot's Ledge (Massachusetts), Halfway Rock (Maine), Graves Ledge (Massachusetts), and Ram Island Ledge (Maine). All of these wave-swept lighthouses stand in rugged testimony to the people who designed and built them, and they also serve to remind us of the struggles and sacrifices of the lighthouse keepers who "kept a good light" for so many years before automation.

The Fyddeye Guide To America S Lighthouses 750 Lighthouses Lightships And Life Saving Stations You Can Visit Today

Author: Joe Follansbee
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ISBN: 9780984905409
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The Fyddeye Guide to America's Lighthouses makes your travel planning easier by showing you hundreds of fascinating lighthouses you can visit today on the east coast, Great Lakes, Gulf coast, and the west coast, including Alaska and Hawaii. From remote islands in Maine to the metropolises of southern California, you'll discover the towering historic structures that have inspired travelers for millennia. You can get close to virtually all America's lighthouses, and many allow you to climb to the top and stay as long as a month in historic buildings. More than 750 lighthouses, conveniently organized by coastal region and state Brief histories and complete contact information, including website, email address, and phone Three maps with suggested itineraries for discovering lighthouses in New England, Michigan, and California Notes on whether you can stay overnight on the lighthouse grounds, possibly in the keepers' historic quarters Chapters on lightships and historic life-saving stations, including availability of overnight accommodations More than 40 images of lighthouses from coast to coast More information is available at http: //www.fyddeye.com