Great American Lighthouses

Great American Lighthouses

by F. Ross Holland, George J. Mitchell
     
 

Lighthouses are increasingly endangered by modernization and abandonment. Simple steel skeletons are replacing the picturesque, conical towers, squat screwpiles and Cape Cod styles so much a part of America's maritime history. This traveler's guide to more than 300 of the nation's most significant lighthouses and lightships includes an introductory look at the

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Lighthouses are increasingly endangered by modernization and abandonment. Simple steel skeletons are replacing the picturesque, conical towers, squat screwpiles and Cape Cod styles so much a part of America's maritime history. This traveler's guide to more than 300 of the nation's most significant lighthouses and lightships includes an introductory look at the evolution of lighthouse technology and how these obsolete but beloved structures can be rescued.

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This volume, the third in the series, presents descriptions and small b&w photos of some 300 lighthouses and lightships. 51/4x101/4". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471143871
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Great American Places Series, #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,345,344
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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