Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse


Author : Bill Bleyer
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439663483
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

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The first Fire Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1826 after numerous shipwrecks along the barrier island. A replacement tower built in 1858 incorporated innovations in lighthouse design such as the Fresnel lens. Vessels anchored offshore, known as lightships, augmented the lighthouse for many years. The Coast Guard shut down the site in 1973. Through the efforts of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and the National Park Service, the beautiful structure was meticulously restored and the tower relit in 1986. Along with a selection of wonderful color photographs depicting the grandeur of the lighthouse, author Bill Bleyer charts the history of Long Island's cherished Fire Island Lighthouse.


Cana Island Lighthouse

Cana Island Lighthouse


Author : Barb Wardius
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 9780738541013
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (541 users)

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The Cana Island Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque of any lighthouses still operating on the Great Lakes today. The beautiful peninsula of Door County has a long and bountiful tradition of maritime history, including its many lighthouses. Cana Island has illuminated the coastline on the Lake Michigan side of Door County for over 100 years. Cana Island's story involves bricks and mortar, engineering marvels, and, most noteworthy, people. The dedication of Cana's keepers and their families over the years was remarkable. Countless mariners relied on them. Lighthouse life could be challenging, at times tedious, but also extremely rewarding. Most visitors will agree that Cana Island is indeed an extraordinary place. The Cana Island Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque of any lighthouses still operating on the Great Lakes today. The beautiful peninsula of Door County has a long and bountiful tradition of maritime history, including its many lighthouses. Cana Island has illuminated the coastline on the Lake Michigan side of Door County for over 100 years. Cana Island's story involves bricks and mortar, engineering marvels, and, most noteworthy, people. The dedication of Cana's keepers and their families over the years was remarkable. Countless mariners relied on them. Lighthouse life could be challenging, at times tedious, but also extremely rewarding. Most visitors will agree that Cana Island is indeed an extraordinary place.


The Morris Island Lighthouse

The Morris Island Lighthouse


Author : Douglas W. Bostick
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1625843712
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (625 users)

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Douglas Bostick, historian and former director of Save the Light, Inc., recounts the stories of the many lightkeepers and their families who braved meager provisions, low pay and grueling conditions living on a small island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor.


Florida Lighthouse Trail

Florida Lighthouse Trail


Author : Thomas Taylor
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1561648361
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (561 users)

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A collection of the histories of Florida's light stations by different authors, each an authority on a particular lighthouse, this book is chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, foundation materials, lighting equipment, and more. Complete directions to each lighthouse site are included, as well as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites of lighthouse organizations. Preface by Wayne Wheeler, president of the United States Lighthouse Society, as well as a full glossary, bibliography, and index.


For Want of a Lighthouse

For Want of a Lighthouse


Author : Marc Seguin
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN : 149075671X
Pages : 566 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

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No safe harbours for steamboats or sailing vessels could be found along an isolated 70-mile stretch of eastern Lake Ontario, dominated by the irregular-shaped Prince Edward County peninsula. Frequent storms, rocky reefs and sandy shoals were among the many dangers facing 19th century mariners. So many shipwrecks mark one narrow and shallow underwater ridge in the region that it became known as the graveyard of Lake Ontario. It was on these shores, from Presquile Bay to Kingston harbour and along the Bay of Quinte, that a network of more than forty lighthouses and light towers was built between 1828 and 1914. FOR WANT OF A LIGHTHOUSE presents a sweeping look at the social and technological changes which marked the era, and brings to life the people, politics and hardships involved in the construction of these essential aids to navigation. Through the use of extensive archival material and more than 100 maps and photographs, Marc Seguin documents the vital role these lighthouses played in the building of a nation. There is now a race against time to save the few original towers that are still standing. All profits from the sale of this book will be used to preserve these remaining lighthouses.


Lighthouses of Alaska

Lighthouses of Alaska


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Publisher : The Lighthouse People
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ISBN : 9780967754437
Pages : 41 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (754 users)

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Lighthouse Service Bulletin

Lighthouse Service Bulletin


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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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The Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations of the United States of America from ...

The Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations of the United States of America from ...


Author : United States
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Pages : 1028 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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Statutes at Large is the official annual compilation of publicand private laws printed by the GPO. Laws are arranged by order of passage.


American Practical Navigator

American Practical Navigator


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The Lighthouse Handbook New England: 3rd Edition

The Lighthouse Handbook New England: 3rd Edition


Author : Jeremy D'Entremont
Publisher : Cider Mill Press
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ISBN : 1604336234
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (64 users)

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Fully updated for 2016, this new edition of the popular Lighthouse Handbook: New England is a treasure trove of facts, figures, history, and folklore surrounding every lighthouse in the New England region! The perfect companion for lighthouse buffs, and the most comprehensible and travel friendly field guide around, offers beautiful full-photographs, highly regarded directions and contact information, and complete articles on every existing lighthouse from way Down East Maine to cosmopolitan western Connecticut.


Lighthouse Preservation

Lighthouse Preservation


Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation
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Pages : 52 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

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The Florida Lighthouse Trail

The Florida Lighthouse Trail


Author : Chris Belcher
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1683340779
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (683 users)

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From Amelia Island to the Keys to Pensacola in the Panhandle, the coast of Florida is dotted with lighthouses of all sizes, shapes, materials, and - best of all – histories. The Florida Lighthouse Trail is a compilation of short histories, written by expert contributors from around the state. Each chapter has fascinating details about these great sentinels. Chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, changes over time, and Fresnel lenses, this book also serves as a travel guide with directions and contact information for their support organizations. Paul Bradley's beautiful artwork richly illustrates each lighthouse. This new edition features substantially updated information, with the most up-to-date information for history buffs and prospective visitors. The Florida Lighthouse Trail also includes a history of the Florida Lighthouse Association, an extensive glossary, short biographies of the contributors, suggested reading, and an index.


Lighthouse Handbook New England 2nd Edition

Lighthouse Handbook New England 2nd Edition


Author : Jeremy D'Entremont
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1604334010
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (64 users)

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For those looking for guide and reference. Not another coffee table display of lighthouses, but a companion of travel.


Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse


Author : Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 1631491539
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (631 users)

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"What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate[s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses—from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016


General Report of the Minister of Public Works on the Works Under His Control

General Report of the Minister of Public Works on the Works Under His Control


Author : Canada. Department of Public Works
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.A/5 ( users)

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Cape St. George Lighthouse and Apalachicola Bay

Cape St. George Lighthouse and Apalachicola Bay


Author : James L. Hargrove
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1467124974
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (467 users)

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The beacon of the historic Cape St. George Lighthouse still guides mariners into Apalachicola Bay. Founded in 1831, the town of Apalachicola took its name from Creek Indians, to whom it signified a land of friendly people. Sheltered from the Gulf of Mexico by a string of barrier islands, the port flourished as the only site in Florida on a river that is navigable for over 300 miles to the fall line at Columbus, Georgia, Apalachicola's sister city. Generations of lighthouse keepers were bound to St. George Island and its great bay by an intense sense of duty to sustain seagoing commerce and a love for a place where they could raise their families in freedom. When the foundation washed away in 2005 after a very active hurricane season and a final surge from Hurricane Wilma, residents took action to salvage and rebuild the historic lighthouse. Visitors may still climb the lighthouse tower, surrounded by bricks that were first laid in 1852.