Synopses & Reviews
A Travel Guide and Souvenir in One
"Another fine book from America's most popular lighthouse authors. Through the pages of this book, Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones guide you to our historic lighthouses, illuminating the reasons why lighthouses and their history are a vital link to our past that must be saved for future generations."
" Timothy Harrison, president, American Lighthouse Foundation & Museum of Lighthouse History
A winning combination of practical travel information, stunning color photographs, and rich maritime history makes Lighthouses of California your essential guide to maritime beacons in the Golden State. From Old Point Loma Light near San Diego to St. George Reef Light near Crescent City, the more than thirty-five lights included here are presented in geographical order, making it easy for you to move from your armchair to the driver's seat and back again. Take this handy little guide with you on your travels, and keep it as a picture-perfect souvenir of your trip to coastal California.
Inside you'll find:
" detailed descriptions of each lighthouse
" complete travel information, including driving directions and GPS coordinates
" historical background notes
" quick summaries of key information, such as date established, height of tower, and type of lens
" more than thirty beautiful full-color photographs
" a glossary of terms and important figures in lighthouse history
" helpful icons indicating scenic quality, historic interest, and visitor accessibility and friendliness
tabdescriptions and photos of lost lighthouses
With more than thirty-five lighthouses still standing, California is one of the most lighthouse-rich states in the country. This stunningly illustrated handbook profiles them all and offers complete information for travelers.
This stunningly illustrated handbook profiles dozens of lighthouses along the coast of California, which is one of the most lighthouse-rich states in the country. It offers not only history and travel information but also a beautiful full-color souvenir of the state. Profiles of each lighthouse include history, a detailed description of the structure, complete practical information for travelers, and at least one color photograph. From the most highly respected source of lighthouse books.
About the Author
's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life
and Sports Illustrated
, and in hundreds of books, many of them about lighthouses. He was director of photography at Southern Living
magazine for many years. His work is also on display in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of fourteen best-selling books about lighthouses. He has served as an editor at Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as writing coach at Southern Living magazine, and as founding publisher of Country Roads Press. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) San Diego to Santa Barbara (3) Point Conception to Point Montara (4) Lights at the Golden Gate (5) Point Reyes to Crescent City (6) Appendix: Lighthouse Terms and Important People