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A History of South Carolina Lighthouses
     

A History of South Carolina Lighthouses

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by John Hairr
 

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Before radar, depth finders and satellite-guided navigation, long before the seafloor was charted with scientific precision, mariners relied on lighthouses to approach a coastline safely. South Carolina's history with lighthouses goes back nearly two and a half centuries. At Cape Romain, a windmill was converted into a lighthouse. St. Philip's Church in Charleston

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Before radar, depth finders and satellite-guided navigation, long before the seafloor was charted with scientific precision, mariners relied on lighthouses to approach a coastline safely. South Carolina's history with lighthouses goes back nearly two and a half centuries. At Cape Romain, a windmill was converted into a lighthouse. St. Philip's Church in Charleston was converted into a beacon for seafarers to aid navigation to the Holy City. With such a long and storied past, the story of South Carolina's lighthouses is inseparable from its maritime history. Join author John Hairr as he recounts the fascinating history of these beacons that have shone above the shores of the Palmetto State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626190771
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
Landmarks
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,321,535
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John Hairr is an award winning writer and historian who has written extensively about the history and lore of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean region. His writings have covered a wide range of topics, including wild rivers, shipwrecks and extinct wildlife. A member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, his work has appeared in numerous publications including Mercator's World, South Carolina Wildlife and Fortean Times.

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A History of South Carolina Lighthouses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
heyerdahl13 More than 1 year ago
An amazing look at the South Carolina's lighthouses. This is the best documented treatment I have ever seen about South Carolina's lighthouse history. A thoroughly researched book, with stories not just about lighthouses, but shipwrecks, maritime disasters, earthquakes, and lots of other events. Who knew that there was a large windmill at Cape Romain?