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Endangered Lighthouses: The Plight of 50 American Lights and the Efforts Being Made to Save Them

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Publisher Comments:

Sounds like a bad horror flick, but, in fact, over the last 100 years, many American lighthouses have been lost — destroyed by the forces of nature and those of mankind. They are the victims of erosion, storms, earthquakes, war, and government demolition. With each light that burns out, we lose more of our country's treasured maritime history — tales of shipwrecks, heroic captains, mutiny at sea, countless lives saved. A number of organizations throughout the United States are working to save other lighthouses from the same fate. Endangered Lighthouses tells the stories of fifty American lighthouses in peril, including their history, the dangers they face, and what efforts are being made to save them.

Book News Annotation:

Briefly profiles fifty lighthouses in North America (one of which is in Canada, the others in the contiguous US) that are in varying degrees of disrepair. For each, the authors summarize the history of the house's construction, noting any peculiar features, its period of service, its current status and mention of any restoration efforts planned or currently underway. Each house is presented with a current color photograph, and most have one or more historic photographs. An introduction shares stories of successful lighthouse saving efforts, and a conclusion pleas for further efforts to save those in the book and others at risk.
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Synopsis:

Endangered Lighthouses takes you from coast to coast to visit more than fifty North American lighthouses in peril. Discover the rich history behind these majestic sentinels, hear how they are being threatened, and learn how you can help keep these beacons shining. This book highlights such endangered towers as Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, Cedar Island Lighthouse in New York and Waugoshance Lighthouse in Michigan. (8 1/2 x 11, 96 pages, color photos, b&w photos, maps)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762708154
Subtitle:
The Plight of 50 American Lights and the Efforts Being Made to Save Them
Author:
Harrison, Tim
Author:
Jones, Ray
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Lighthouses
Subject:
Historic preservation
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Lighthouse Series
Series Volume:
[10]
Publication Date:
20001101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Endangered Lighthouses takes you from coast to coast to visit more than fifty North American lighthouses in peril. Discover the rich history behind these majestic sentinels, hear how they are being threatened, and learn how you can help keep these beacons shining. This book highlights such endangered towers as Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, Cedar Island Lighthouse in New York and Waugoshance Lighthouse in Michigan. (8 1/2 x 11, 96 pages, color photos, b&w photos, maps)

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