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Author : David Biggy
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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. While 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 forever.

Ghostly Lighthouses from Maine to Florida

Author : Sheryl Monks
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Sheryl Monks gathers 15 tales about the ghostly inhabitants of some of America's most haunted beacons along the eastern seaboard. The stories include Sequin Island Light in Maine, where the eerie sound of piano music can be heard drifting across the harbor; Bird Island Lighthouse in Massachusetts, which was cursed by a pirate light keeper and is now haunted by the wife he murdered there; and the St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida, where two young sisters who drowned during its construction still play pranks on visitors.

Maine Adventure Guide

Author : Earl Brechlin
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..". the all-new Adventure Guide to Maine is in a league of its own. [Brechlin] steps out of the mold of the ordinary and takes us on a statewide journey that is interesting, informative and often funny. Whether it's finding your way on a wilderness canoe trip or taking a hike along a well-beaten path, [this book] will help you find the way." Registered Maine Guide and outdoor columnist Ken Bailey. Down East Magazine's "Best of Maine" listed this title as runner-up in its top guidebooks section! Exhaustive coverage of this quintessential New England state that offers year-round fun for outdoorsfolk. Skiing, skating, ice fishing, waterskiing, hiking, camping, biking and more! Resident-author Earl Brechlin has been exploring Maine for years, and he'll introduce you to hidden lakes, deserted mountain tops and secluded, tranquil bays. Acadia and Baxter parks (both draw millions of visitors annually) are included, with details on how to avoid the crowds, hiking safety and the best trails. A special section is dedicated to adventure education, with names and contact details of organizations offering courses on a wide range of subjects, from low-impact camping to mountaineering to sea kayaking. Humorous call-out boxes tell you how to speak like a Mainah! Much of this book is dedicated to the coastal areas.

Guide to State Parks Illinois

Author : Earl Brechlin
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For most visitors interested in the outdoors, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the top destination. It has more than 50 miles of groomed gravel carriage roads, where motorized traffic is banned. Nearly 120 miles of hiking trails traverse seven major barren mountaintops. There is much to see and do here, and plenty of places to explore. The islandOCOs many lakes invite paddlers and swimmers of all skill levels. Pocket cobblestone beaches in hidden coves await discovery by those who wish to avoid the crowds at Sand Beach. With thousands of motel rooms, a similar quantity of campsites, and plenty of private cottages and cabins to rent, Mount Desert Island easily accommodates the throngs of visitors, although traffic can get heavy inalate July and in August. Towns surrounding Acadia brim with galleries and shops offering interesting wares from around the world. Bar Harbor alone boasts more than 100 restaurants. While many come back year after year to stroll Bar HarborOCOs shore path, gazing out at some of the more than 40 ocean liners that visit each year, others prefer to visit more traditional fishing villages such as Bass Harbor. Elsewhere along the coast in Hancock and Washington Counties youOCOll find picturesque fishing villages. To the west sits Castine, home to the Maine Maritime Academy and several historic sites. Just south is Deer Isle and Stonington, both home to busy commercial harbors bustling with lobster and fishing boats. Here, more and more galleries are tucked into the weathered buildings every year. Ellsworth is a major commercial center. Still, just a few miles from the inviting Main Street area of downtown, the waters of Green, Graham and Branch Lakes are popular recreational destinations. One of the undiscovered gems of this region is Schoodic Point, near Winter Harbor. Schoodic is part of Acadia National Park, and offers spectacular scenery and rough surf crashing into rocks on stormy days. Here is the most detailed guide to this unforgettablea region of Maine. It is loaded with maps and color photographs as well."

The Florida Lighthouse Trail

Author : Chris Belcher
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From Amelia Island to the Keys to Pensacola in the Panhandle, the coast of Florida is dotted with lighthouses of all sizes, shapes, materials, and - best of all – histories. The Florida Lighthouse Trail is a compilation of short histories, written by expert contributors from around the state. Each chapter has fascinating details about these great sentinels. Chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, changes over time, and Fresnel lenses, this book also serves as a travel guide with directions and contact information for their support organizations. Paul Bradley's beautiful artwork richly illustrates each lighthouse. This new edition features substantially updated information, with the most up-to-date information for history buffs and prospective visitors. The Florida Lighthouse Trail also includes a history of the Florida Lighthouse Association, an extensive glossary, short biographies of the contributors, suggested reading, and an index.

Historic Lighthouse Preservation Handbook

Author : Candace Clifford
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Florida Lighthouse Trail

Author : Thomas Taylor
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A collection of the histories of Florida's light stations by different authors, each an authority on a particular lighthouse, this book is chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, foundation materials, lighting equipment, and more. Complete directions to each lighthouse site are included, as well as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites of lighthouse organizations. Preface by Wayne Wheeler, president of the United States Lighthouse Society, as well as a full glossary, bibliography, and index.

Safely to Shore The Story of America s Lighthouse

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A history of heroes and of lighthouses and how they work. Readers will discover how brave men and women have kept the lights shining bright from Maine to Texas to Alaska. Includes a guide to other lighthouse resources.

Lighthouses of the South

Author : Daniel E. Dempster, Elinor De Wire
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Lighthouse authority Elinor De Wire presents the Southern beacons from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Pensacola, Florida and salutes the courageous men and women who have tended them. Lighthouses of the South looks back at a bygone era of great storms, shipwrecks, and rescues; perilous fog and natural disasters; and the sequestered lives of lighthouse keepers at remote outposts along the sea.In Lighthouses of the South, readers will learn the history of such popular lighthouses as Cape Florida, Tybee Island, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, and Cape Henry. De Wire's lively stories are accented by Daniel Dempster's outstanding four-color photographs of lighthouses, interiors, and lenses. It also includes a bibliography and an appendix that lists all lighthouses of the Southeast Coast.

American Lighthouses

Author : Ray Jones
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A celebration of the great American lighthouses, their keepers, their histories, and their ongoing stories For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. Completely revised and updated, American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them. Included are many endangered lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, as well as “ghost lights,” which are no longer standing.