The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake

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JHU Press, 1993 - Architecture - 176 pages
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This text features a sequence of 32 photographic essays, documenting in 170 haunting images each of the lighthouses still standing along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. For each lighthouse there is a photograph of the structure in its setting, a view looking out from the lighthouse, and a close-up of some singular detail of the building. The text discusses how and why the lighthouses were built, important events in their history, and in some cases the lives of their keepers. The sequence of lighthouses follows an imaginary journey around the Bay, starting at Cape Henry, site of the oldest existing light.

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Robert de Gast is an award-winning photographer and a noted, widely published writer. His books include The Doors of San Miguel de Allende.

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