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New England Lighthouses 2ND Edition Bay of Fundyby Ray Jones
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The lighthouses of New England project more than lifesaving beams across treacherous expanses of water. They also project an aura of steadfastness, dependability, and safety--and deservedly so. This guide features descriptions and beautiful photographs of more than sixty lighthouses (including four in Canada) from Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy to the Long Island Sound.
>In the pounding surf, numbing cold, and full gale of a December storm in 1904, two keepers at Maine's Mount Desert Rock Light rescued the crew of an ocean tug that had run aground.
>In the winter of 1850, the keeper of Maine's Owl's Head Light rescued and revived a couple who had been frozen under a blanket of ice aboard a shipwrecked schooner.
>During the Hurricane of 1938, the keeper of the Marblehead Light in Massachusetts kept the lamp burning by running cables from his car battery to the tower.
>In February 1918 keeper Charles Jennings of the Boston Light pushed his dory over ice and through freezing surf to pluck 24 half-frozen crewmen from the Navy ship Alacrity.
New England Lighthouses is a fascinating guide to the most significant lighthouses in New England, including the country's oldest lighthouse, Boston Light. Through stirring historic accounts and stunning color photographs, the stories of more than sixty lighthouses and their stalwart keepers come to life in vivid detail. From West Quoddy Head Light on the easternmost point of land in the United States to the string of lights along the Connecticut shoreline on the Long Island Sound, each lighthouse has its own engrossing tale of survival against the elements.
Discover the rich history behind these majestic sentinels, and learn more about visiting them. Inside you'll find practical information, including:
" regional maps showing the location of lights
" directions to the lights
" details on access and visiting hours
" advice on the best vantage points for viewing and picture taking
Descriptions and beautiful photographs of more than sixty lighthouses, from Northern Maine to the Long Island Sound.
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. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.
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. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
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