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Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast


Year: 2011
Language: english
Author: Elinor DeWire, Paul Eric Johnson
Genre: Handbook
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 978-0-7603-3951-0
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 160
Description: Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses is getting stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast details the history of lighthouses, and shows why these structures continue to be fascinating, explains what life for lighthouse keepers was really like, tells about the history of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the role lighthouses have played in several wars. Meets the characters who served as lighthouse keepers and government overseers. Deeepens lighthouse technology and architecture and find out how these treasures are being preserved. The narration mixes the history of individual stations, with human experiences and technology.
The prologue combines the history of Delaware's Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse with an interview of a former keeper. Other chapters deal with such early American lighthouses, women keepers, fog signals, and lightships. The book ends with a guide to mid-Atlantic lighthouses: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Each lighthouse has a short paragraph dedicated to.
Elinore DeWire is one of America’s foremost lighthouse historians. She has authored nine books and written some 350 articles on the subject of lighthouses over a period of 25 years. Paul Eric Johnson’s photography has been published throughout the world in books, magazines, calendars, and advertising.
Additional info: A Guide to the Lighthouses of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

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