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Lighthouses of America

Author : Tom Beard
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 43,7 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.

American Lighthouses

Author : Ray Jones,Bruce Roberts,Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 53,5 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.

North American Lighthouses Coloring Book

Author : John Batchelor
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 48,7 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.

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 43,9 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

The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton,Michael J. Rhein
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 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 : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
ISBN : 0964076519

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America's Atlantic Coast Lighthouses by Kenneth G. Kochel Pdf

Great Lakes Lighthouses, American & Canadian

Author : Wes Oleszewski
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 51,5 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!

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.


Author : Albert Mitchell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Lighthouses
ISBN : 1592236979

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Lighthouses by Albert Mitchell Pdf

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 the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2011-03-11
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9780760339510

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Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Anonim Pdf

Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses has never been stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast details the history of lighthouses and much more, and shows why these structures continue to fascinate us. Discover what life for lighthouse keepers was really like. Learn about the history of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the role lighthouses have played in several wars. Meet the brave, nefarious, and colorful characters who served as lighthouse keepers and government overseers. Learn about lighthouse technology and architecture and find out how these treasures are being preserved.

Lighthouses and Life-Saving on the Oregon Coast

Author : David Pinyerd
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : History
ISBN : 0738548871

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Lighthouses and Life-Saving on the Oregon Coast by David Pinyerd Pdf

An addition to the Images of America series commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea off the Oregon coast, beginning with the first Oregon lighthouse built at the Umpqua River in 1857 to the establishment of the Life-Saving Service and today's Coast Guard. Original.

Hudson River Lighthouses

Author : Hudson River Maritime Museum
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467103305

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Hudson River Lighthouses by Hudson River Maritime Museum Pdf

Lighthouses were built on the Hudson River in New York between 1826 to 1921 to help guide freight and passenger traffic. One of the most famous was the iconic Statue of Liberty. This fascinating history with photos will bring the time of traffic along the river alive. Set against the backdrop of purple mountains, lush hillsides, and tidal wetlands, the lighthouses of the Hudson River were built between 1826 and 1921 to improve navigational safety on a river teeming with freight and passenger traffic. Unlike the towering beacons of the seacoasts, these river lighthouses were architecturally diverse, ranging from short conical towers to elaborate Victorian houses. Operated by men and women who at times risked and lost their lives in service of safe navigation, these beacons have overseen more than a century of extraordinary technological and social change. Of the dozens of historic lighthouses and beacons that once dotted the Hudson River, just eight remain, including the iconic Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor's great monument to freedom and immigration, which served as an official lighthouse between 1886 and 1902. Hudson River Lighthouses invites readers to explore these unique icons and their fascinating stories.

Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses

Author : Dianna Stampfler
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 140 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2019-08-26
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439666302

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Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses by Dianna Stampfler Pdf

Travel Michigan’s coast—and into the state’s history—with otherworldly tales of the spirits of those who sought to keep its waters safe. Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, with more than 120 dotting its expansive Great Lakes shoreline. Many of these lighthouses lay claim to haunted happenings. Former keepers like the cigar-smoking Captain Townshend at Seul Choix Point and prankster John Herman at Waugoshance Shoal near Mackinaw City maintain their watch long after death ended their duties. At White River Light Station in Whitehall, Sarah Robinson still keeps a clean and tidy house, and a mysterious young girl at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse seeks out other children and female companions. Countless spirits remain between Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois in an area well known for its many tragic shipwrecks. Join author and Promote Michigan founder Dianna Stampfler as she recounts the tales from Michigan’s ghostly beacons. “Haunting tales of Michigan’s lighthouses . . . Her stories come from lighthouse museums, friends and family.”—Great Lakes Echo

Lighthouses: a Close-Up Look

Author : Alan Giagnocavo,HABS Co-Author
Publisher : Built in America
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,9 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.

The Lighthouse Effect

Author : Steve Pemberton
Publisher : Zondervan
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-28
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780310362333

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The Lighthouse Effect by Steve Pemberton Pdf

In this stirring follow-up to his memoir, Steve Pemberton gives practical encouragement for how you can be a "human lighthouse" for others and through these inspiring stories will renew your hope for humanity. Our polarized, divisive culture seems to be without heroes and role models. We are adrift in a dark sea of disillusionment and distrust and we need "human lighthouses" to give us hope and direct us back to the goodness in each other and in our own hearts. Steve Pemberton found a lighthouse in an ordinary man named John Sykes, his former high school counselor. John gave Steve a safe harbor after Steve escaped an abusive foster home and together they navigated a new path that led to personal and professional success. Through stories of people like John and several others, you will identify how the hardships you have overcome equip you to be a "human lighthouse," inspiring those around you. The humble gestures of kindness that change the course of our lives can shift the course for America too. With a unique vision for building up individuals and communities and restoring trust, The Lighthouse Effect opens your eyes to those who are quietly heroic. You will reflect on the lighthouses in your own life and be reminded that the greatest heroes are alongside us--and within us.