Guarding New Jersey's Shore: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations

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Arcadia Publishing, 2000 - History - 128 pages
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From the seventeenth to the twentieth century, New Jersey's low-lying, sandy coast has been the site of thousands of shipwrecks as ships bound for New York City or Philadelphia foundered on its offshore shoals. As coastal and international trade dramatically increased after the War of 1812, the federal government was forced to increase safety aids to mariners. To ensure their safe passage, a series of lighthouses was built and the U.S. Life-Saving Service was created. More than two centuries of the history of New Jersey's treacherous coast are preserved in Guarding New Jersey's Shore: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations. Gathered from a wide array of sources, more than 200 historic photographs and fascinating, documented text combine to create the only illustrated history of the state's thirty-eight lighthouses and forty-one life-saving stations. Sandy Hook, built in 1764, is the

nation's oldest operating lighthouse. Navesink's Twin Lights was the first lighthouse to use electricity and was the home of Marconi's early radio

experiments. From the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, which once served as a lighthouse, to Cape May Point, and up the Delaware Bay and River, the fascinating story of protecting mariners from perils

"Down the Shore" is presented and preserved in Guarding New Jersey's Shore: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Coastal Lights
29
The Delaware Bay and River Lights
47
Lightships
69
Sandy Hook to Cape May
89
Bibliography
128
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About the author (2000)

Author David Veasey is a former journalist and professional writer. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Military History and Naval History Magazines, as well as in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Veasey is a lifelong New Jersey resident who first became interested in lighthouses as a teenager under Barnegat's beam on Long Beach Island.

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