Lighthouses and Keepers

The U.S. Lighthouse Service and its Legacy
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Binding:Paperback
Published:January 15, 2014
By Dennis Noble (Author)

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.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 56 b/w photos; 16 line drawings
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (January 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591146267
  • ISBN-13: 9781591146261
  • Product Dimensions: 7 X 10 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.88 oz

Dennis L. Noble entered the enlisted force of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1957 and retired as a senior chief marine science technician in 1978. Upon retirement, he attended Purdue University, receiving a PhD in history. He is the author of fifteen books and has received numerous awards. He lives in Sequim, Washington, with his wife, Loren and a spoiled cat.

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