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.

New York State Lighthouses

Author: Robert G. Müller
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738544960
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New York State Lighthouses explores the great lighthouse heritage of New York State. Second only to Michigan in the number of lighthouses it contains, New York boasts a lighthouse legacy that stretches from the Great Lakes to the tip of Long Island. Many of these lighthouses, even some no longer in existence, were photographed for use on early postcards and are assembled for the fi rst time in the pages of this book.

Lighthouses Of The Bay Area

Author: Betty S. Veronico
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738559438
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The 1848 discovery of gold in the hills of California brought prospectors and adventurers west; many came across the country on the treacherous western trails, while others came by sea. The rugged coast of California and the dangers of the San Francisco Bay waters claimed many ships and their passengers. The loss of these ships and the ever-increasing number of vessels converging in the San Francisco Bay made it evident that navigational aids were desperately needed. To enhance maritime safety in the region, the San Francisco Bay's first light, located on Alcatraz Island, began construction in 1852. Light stations soon followed at Fort Point, Point Bonita, and the Farallon Islands. An additional 15 lights later served the bay, and two lightships were stationed outside the Golden Gate.

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

The Field Guide To Lighthouses Of The New England Coast

Author: Elinor De Wire
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ISBN: 9781610605250
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Icons of the American shoreline, the lighthouses of the Atlantic coast stand in eloquent witness to the nations rich seafaring history. A guide to the longest-standing sentinels of all, those of New England, this engaging illustrated handbook takes you on a fascinating, fact-filled tour of the historic lighthouses of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Written by one of the nations most respected lighthouse historians, this pocket field guide is as informative as it is easy-to-use. You will find historical and architectural details, anecdotes about deadly storms, hauntings, and life as a lightkeeper, and directions to more than 150 lighthouses from Cape Neddick in Maine to Boston Light, Americas first true lighthouse. Here are the towers of limestone, granite, and iron gracing shipwrecking islands aptly called "The Miseries" and "The Graves," as well as the beacons once fueled by whale oil and kerosene still standing at colorfully named points such as Burnt Coat Harbor and Deer Island Thorofare. With eye-catching color photographs, vintage postcards, and historical black and white images, this field guide is the ideal companion for travelers, tourists, and history buffs alike, as they explore the lighthouses of New England.

The Treasure Of Stephens Point Lighthouse

Author: Sue B. Crews
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100908
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Due to menacing circumstances at home, Charlie Stephens accepts the position of summer camp counselor at the Seaview Harbor Aquarium. Visiting Stephens Point Lighthouse museum near the aquarium, Charlies new friend, Darren, introduces Charlie to the journal of McFarland Ross. McFarlands journal reveals a 250-year-old mystery involving marauding pirates, buried treasure, secret caves, and family histories. Meanwhile, the problems from home have followed Charlie to Seaview Harbor. Strange things start happening at the aquarium. Charlie and Darren recruit Alexandria and Emily to help them track down the culprits and to possibly uncover the lost treasure of Stephens Point Lighthouse.

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.

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.