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American Lighthouses

Author : Ray Jones,Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2012-07-03
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780762786206

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American Lighthouses by Ray Jones,Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts Pdf

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 : Tom Beard
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2017-08-01
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781599621401

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Lighthouses of America by Tom Beard Pdf

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.

North American Lighthouses Coloring Book

Author : John Batchelor
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1995-02-23
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0486283127

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North American Lighthouses Coloring Book by John Batchelor Pdf

Detailed drawings re-create 36 famous lighthouses of the United States and Canada, including those in Cape Hatteras, Montauk Point, Cape Cod, West Quoddy Head, Tybee Island, and other places along the shorelines of North America. Captions accompanying these accurately rendered illustrations provide valuable background information on location, height, and date of construction of each lighthouse.

Great Lakes Lighthouses, American & Canadian

Author : Wes Oleszewski
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Photography
ISBN : UOM:39015071187705

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Great Lakes Lighthouses, American & Canadian by Wes Oleszewski Pdf

Features over 300 lighthouses, with photos and descriptions, historical data, locations, and a comprehensive index. The only all Great Lakes guide!

American Lighthouses

Author : Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2020-02-20
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781493047017

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American Lighthouses by Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts Pdf

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. American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of over 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.

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2016-04-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9781631491535

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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse by Eric Jay Dolin Pdf

"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

America's Lighthouses

Author : Francis Ross Holland
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1988-01-01
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 048625576X

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America's Lighthouses by Francis Ross Holland Pdf

A history of the lighthouse which examines its technical development in the United States

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton,Michael J. Rhein
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1592231020

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The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses by Samuel Willard Crompton,Michael J. Rhein Pdf

The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores — and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings — has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Lighthouse Book is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these legendary buildings and celebrates the rich heritage of our ancestors’ courageous efforts to guide mariners through treacherous seas and storms. Over 200 color photographs are featured in this fully revised, expanded and updated edition.

America's Atlantic Coast Lighthouses

Author : Kenneth G. Kochel
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Lighthouses
ISBN : 0964076535

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Lighthouses & Keepers

Author : Dennis L. Noble
Publisher : US Naval Institute Press
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015040617659

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Lighthouses & Keepers by Dennis L. Noble Pdf

Discusses the history of lighthouses and lightships throughout the United States, including the keepers, buoy tenders, buoys, fog signals, electronic aids to navigation used in World War II, and a summary of the U.S. Lighthouse Service from 1789 onward.

Great American Lighthouses

Author : F. Ross Holland, Jr.
Publisher : Wiley
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1995-07-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0471143871

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Great American Lighthouses by F. Ross Holland, Jr. Pdf

Lighthouses are increasingly endangered by modernization and abandonment. Simple steel skeletons are replacing the picturesque, conical towers, squat screwpiles and Cape Cod styles so much a part of America's maritime history. This traveler's guide to more than 300 of the nation's most significant lighthouses and lightships includes an introductory look at the evolution of lighthouse technology and how these obsolete but beloved structures can be rescued.

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

Author : Michael J. Rhein,Samuel Willard Compton
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 259 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2018-02-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780785836049

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The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses by Michael J. Rhein,Samuel Willard Compton Pdf

The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores--and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings--has captivated our collective imagination. A celebration of one of America's purest landmarks, The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a must-have for any home.

Lighthouses: a Close-Up Look

Author : Alan Giagnocavo,HABS Co-Author
Publisher : Built in America
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1565235606

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Lighthouses: a Close-Up Look by Alan Giagnocavo,HABS Co-Author Pdf

Explores the history of lighthouses and their internal and external features through photos and architectural plans from the HABS/HAER (Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record) website.

Preserving Historic Lighthouses

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Government publications
ISBN : UCR:31210024881136

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Lighthouses for Kids

Author : Katherine L. House
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 131 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2008-03-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781613740460

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Lighthouses for Kids by Katherine L. House Pdf

Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation's highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.