Lighthouses of America

Lighthouses of America

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Lighthouses of America, published in association with the U.S. Lighthouse Society, is a beautiful 176 page, hardcover book featuring stunning photographs of lighthouses across the country taken by Society photographers.

Through gorgeous photography, this spectacular collection of America's most iconic and stunning lighthouses celebrates these unique and magnificent beacons and their history.

The construction of lighthouses began as this new nation's first public-works project in 1789 and established the United States as a maritime world power by making ports safe for navigation. Early lights shined from reflectors bouncing the flickering flames from multiple lard-burning lanterns. Towers boosting the lights high, making them visble over the horizon to sailors, came in hundreds of architectural designs and construction materials. Then in the early 1800s, came the amazing Fresnel Lenses, first booting light from the oil flame and later by electric lamp. Today, LED science has become the light for navigational aids in this country.

From Maine's West Quoddy Head to North Carolina's iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Alaska's Eldred Rock to Southern California's Fort Point Lighthouse, and Michigan's Holland Harbor, these structures - many still active and serving their original purpose - are living museums and popular tourist destinations.

Organized into five regions - New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic & Gulf Coast, Great Lakes, and West Coast - this book will delight both the armchair traveler and those who have taken back roads or trekked across sandy beaches to visit these special structures. Lighthouses of America is a perfect gift for any lover of lighthouses, seashores, or American maritime history.

This hardcover is 7¼" x 7¼", 176 pages highlighted by 150 color photographs