Profusely illustrated fact-filled survey of American lighthouses since 1716. Includes over 200 stations — East, Gulf, and West coasts, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Mississippi and St. Lawrence Rivers. The author also traces the development of the lighthouse from the Pharos of Alexandria to today.
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