Biggy, David. ,
LIGHTHOUSES: Maine to Florida.
. NEW copy, hardcover. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, April 2009).
201 color photographs, index, 144 pages.
The United States’ East Coast is rich in maritime history,
including a wide array of beautiful lighthouses that mark areas laden with
dangerous shoals, shallow points, and rocky bluffs. They mark points of
particular concern for mariners traveling the nearby waters.
lighthouses' existence as navigational aids has diminished since the eras when
they were constructed, these proud sentinels remain popular attractions of
historical significance. ~~~ The beacons stand as symbols of strength against the
forces of nature and relentless power of the sea in each locale they protect.
Throughout this unforgettable journey from Maine to Florida, you'll enjoy 200
stunning images and be inspired to take driving trips of your own. You will see
what makes a lighthouse such an attractive object of affection for those who
care about them and help keep them shining. A state-by state list of the
organizations that preserve them is included. The beautiful photography of these
beacons is a story in itself, one that may change your view of lighthouses
Bostick, Douglas W. ,
THE MORRIS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE: Charleston's Maritime Beacon.
. NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2008).
Over 55 black & white photographs, 128 pages. ~~~ Douglas Bostick, historian and
former director of Save the Light, Inc., recounts the stories of the many
lightkeepers and their families who braved meager provisions, low pay and
grueling conditions living on a small island at the entrance to Charleston
Gibbs, Jim, ,
TWILIGHT ON THE LIGHTHOUSES.
. NEW copy, oversized PAPERBACK. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1996).
152 pages. ~~~
Men (and women) of the sea have long depended on lighthouses.
These sentinels, from California to British Columbia, are pictured and discussed
historically in great detail by author Jim Gibbs. The lighthouse keepers are
portrayed heroically while their jobs are gradually being phased out.
Lanigan-Schmidt, Therese, ,
GHOSTLY BEACONS: Haunted Lighthouses of North America.
. NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1996).
33 b&w photographs, 160 pages. ~~~
A hundred years after their deaths, meet keepers who still
keep the lights burning. Meet their spurned lovers, who moan and wail; wronged
wives, who play pianos; bereaved mothers, who still search for their children;
and devoted housewives, who still lend a hand with the cleaning chores-all
long-since passed away, at least from this realm. Travel 'round the borders of
this great country, visiting the remote lighthouses of the two great oceans, and
along the shores of the Great Lakes. Learn the grisly tales of disastrous deaths
and unsolved murders, lost loves, and hurrendous storms. A wonderful read for
all who love lighthouses or goosebump adventures.