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The U.S. Lighthouse Service and Its Legacy
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591146261
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
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  • Number of Pages: 272
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  • Date Available: June 2014
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From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been the subject of paintings and photographs. Today they continue to capture public imagination as Americans flock to their sites for visits and volunteer to help preserve these endangered structures. This book covers all aspects of the subject, not only lighthouses and lightships but buoys, buoy tenders, fog signals, and their keepers. The work is as rich in historical information as it is in rarely seen photographs, and fourteen maps guide readers to the exact locations of the lighthouses. Readers are also treated to stories of shipwrecks and rescues, including the extraordinary story of Ida Lewis, head keeper of the light at Lime Rock, Rhode Island, who rescued eighteen people from the sea.

Dennis L. Noble, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard for many years and holds a Ph.D. in history, is also the author of That Others Might Live, Rescued by the United States Coast Guard, and Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service.

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Dr. Noble entered the enlisted force of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1957 and retired as a senior chief petty officer in 1978. His shore duty was on the East and West coasts, plus the Great Lakes. Sea duty took him six times to the Arctic and twice to the Antarctic. After retirement, he earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Purdue University. Dr. Noble is author of 12 books and lives in Sequim, Washington. The above article is from his forthcoming book to be published by the University Press of Florida and is used with its permission.

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