Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses has never been stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-AtlanticCoast 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.
Elinore DeWire is one of America’s foremost lighthouse historians. She’s been researching lights for more than 25 years and has written 8 books and 50 articles on the subject.
Paul Eric Johnson is an environmentalist and photographer whose images have appeared in books, magazines, and calendars throughout the world. Johnson\u2019s most recent book, Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast, was published by Voyageur Press. He is the Director of Photography for the Wohlfarth Galleries in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. He lives in Hopatcong, New Jersey.
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