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American Lighthouses, 2nd: A Definitive Guide (Lighthouses Series)

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Join lighthouse experts Ray Jones and Bruce Roberts on a tour of the beautiful and historic navigational beacons that dot the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated guidebook describes more than 500 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Before describing each light, the authors provide an engaging overview of lighthouse history, with insights into the life of lighthouse keepers and surprising facts about the amazing Fresnel lenses. For lighthouse lovers and maritime history buffs alike, this is the most comprehensive guide to the lighthouses of America.Inside you'll find practical information including: directions to the lights; details on access and visiting hours; advice on the best vantage points for viewing and picture-taking; nearby sites of interest. (6 x 9, 304 pages, color photos, b&w photos)

Synopsis:

This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook describes over 450 lighthouses, detailing their history, architecture, and visiting information.

About the Author

Bruce Roberts is a photographer whose work has appeared in Life, Sports Illustrated, and Time-Life Books. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine. 
 
Ray Jones has served as an editor for Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, and as senior editor at Southern Living magazine.

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) Northeast (3) Southeast (4) West (5) Great Lakes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762722693
Subtitle:
A Definitive Guide
Author:
Roberts, Bruce
Author:
Jones, Ray
Author:
Roberts, Bruce
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Lighthouses
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Lighthouses -- United States.
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Edition Number:
Second edition
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Lighthouse Series
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20020901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps, 370 color photographs, index
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » General
Transportation » Nautical » Lighthouses
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History
Travel » North America » United States » General

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This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook describes over 450 lighthouses, detailing their history, architecture, and visiting information.

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