Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Your Guide to the Lighthouses of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

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Voyageur Press, Mar 11, 2011 - Photography - 160 pages
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Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses has never been stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast details the history of lighthouses and much more, and shows why these structures continue to fascinate us. Discover what life for lighthouse keepers was really like. Learn about the history of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the role lighthouses have played in several wars. Meet the brave, nefarious, and colorful characters who served as lighthouse keepers and government overseers. Learn about lighthouse technology and architecture and find out how these treasures are being preserved.

 

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Contents

Seeking a Safe Harbor
11
CHAPTER 1 Kindling a Flame
19
CHAPTER 2 Civilizing the Shore
29
CHAPTER 3 Reconstruction the Rise of Technology
51
CHAPTER 4 The Modern Era
73
CHAPTER 5 The Old Keepers
95
CHAPTER 6 The New Keepers
123
Take Good Care of the Light
139
Guide to MidAtlantic Lighthouses
143
Bibliography
157
Index
158
About the Author and Photographer
160
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Elinor DeWire is one of America s foremost lighthouse historians. She s been researching lights for more than 25 years and has written 8 books and 50 articles on the subject.

Paul Eric Johnson s photography has been published throughout the world in books, magazines, calendars, and advertising.

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