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Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia (Images of America Series)
     

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Patrick Evans-Hylton
 

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Created as navigational tools, lighthouses are of interest to more than mariners; the ruggedly romantic nature of the beacons delights and enthralls thousand of admirers. Lights along the Virginia coast are no exception, from the richly historic Old Cape Henry Light, authorized by President George Washington in 1789, to the candy-striped Assateague Light on the

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Created as navigational tools, lighthouses are of interest to more than mariners; the ruggedly romantic nature of the beacons delights and enthralls thousand of admirers. Lights along the Virginia coast are no exception, from the richly historic Old Cape Henry Light, authorized by President George Washington in 1789, to the candy-striped Assateague Light on the state’s Eastern Shore. Of equal interest are the tales of the men of the United States Life-Saving Service, the forerunner of today’s Coast Guard. Spaced along the shore, they aided navigation by responding selflessly to ships in distress, often at their own peril. Many of their quaint, beach cottage–style stations are lost, others preserved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517858
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/11/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
885,390
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


In Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia, author Patrick Evans-Hylton has collected more than 200 archival images that capture the illuminating history of the silent sentinels of the sea and the valiant stories of heroic surfmen. Patrick, a local Tidewater resident, is an editor for Hampton Roads Magazine and an avid history enthusiast, as well as the author of Hampton Roads: The World War II Years and several other books with Arcadia.

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