Lighthouses of America

This is a great gift for lovers of lighthouses, boaters, and those who live or dream of living on the seashore.

Lighthouses of America

A spectacular collection of America’s most iconic and stunning lighthouses. Through gorgeous photography, this book celebrates these unique and magnificent beacons and their history. The construction of lighthouses began as this new nation’s first public-works project in 1789 and established the United States as a maritime world power by making ports safe for navigation. These structures—many still active and serving their original purpose even in the era of global positioning systems—are living museums, yet they often prove difficult to access for visitors due to their necessary remoteness. From Maine’s West Quoddy Head on the easternmost headlands to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and the West Coast lighthouses from New Point Loma to New Dungeness and Michigan’s Grand Haven Pier Lighthouse, the images here will delight both the armchair traveler and those who have taken the back roads or trekked across sandy beaches to visit these special and often artful buildings. This is a great gift for lovers of lighthouses, boaters, and those who live or dream of living on the seashore.

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Lighthouses of America
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Tom Beard
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-01 - Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

A spectacular collection of America’s most iconic and stunning lighthouses. Through gorgeous photography, this book celebrates these unique and magnificent beacons and their history. The construction of lighthouses began as this new nation’s first public-works project in 1789 and established the United States as a maritime world power by making
Lighthouses & Keepers
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Dennis Noble
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-15 - Publisher: Naval Institute Press

From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been
America's Lighthouses
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Francis Ross Holland
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

A history of the lighthouse which examines its technical development in the United States
The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Robert De Gast
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-09 - Publisher: JHU Press

This text features a sequence of 32 photographic essays, documenting in 170 haunting images each of the lighthouses still standing along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. For each lighthouse there is a photograph of the structure in its setting, a view looking out from the lighthouse, and a close-up
Lighthouses of the Great Lakes
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Daniel E. Dempster, Todd R. Berger
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

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