The Fyddeye Guide to America's Maritime History

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Joe Follansbee
Fyddeye Media, 2010 - Lighthouses - 371 pages
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The Fyddeye Guide to America's Maritime History is a one-of-a-kind directory for tall ships, lighthouses, historic warships, maritime museums, and other attractions you can visit today that preserve, protect, and interpret our nation's maritime history. Use the Guide to plan a family trip, map out a heritage travel experience, research your local history, or find a heritage organization to help you discover the sea captain in your family tree. The Guide covers maritime history attractions in the Lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
  • More than 200 authentic tall ships, many offering travel excursions and educational experiences lasting from an hour to several weeks.
  • More than 300 historic commercial vessels, such as ferries, tugs, and steamboats, as well as warships, including battleships, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and small craft dating from the 18th century to the middle 20th century that you can visit.
  • More than 750 photogenic lighthouses and lightships grouped by East Coast, West Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the Great Lakes.
  • More than 260 family-friendly maritime museums in 37 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Three maps with suggested itineraries for discovering lighthouses in New England, California, and Michigan.
  • Special articles on the tall ship Lady Washington, forgotten steamboats on the Okanogan River, the best lighthouse books, and major maritime festivals.
  • Twenty-five professional photos of key ships and other attractions.
The Fyddeye Guide to America's Maritime History complements Fyddeye, http: //, the Internet's most comprehensive website dedicated to maritime history and heritage. Fyddeye also features an online community that discusses news about maritime history and current issues, including preservation of historic ships. You can also share photos and vote in polls on current events. Visit Fyddeye's pages on Facebook and follow Fyddeye on Twitter.

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About the author (2010)

Joe Follansbee is a Seattle-based author, journalist, and researcher who has published four books, including Shipbuilders, Sea Captains, and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona. He also builds and manages websites, including Fyddeye, http: // Over his 25-year career, he has written for newspapers, magazines, and produced reports for National Public Radio

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