Join lighthouse experts Ray Jones and Bruce Roberts on a tour of the beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many 'endangered' lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and 'ghost' lights, which are no longer standing. In addition, an informative introduction provides an engaging overview of lighthouse history as well as insight into the life of lighthouse keepers and surprising facts about the amazing Fresnel lenses. For lighthouse lovers and maritime history buffs alike, this is the definitive reference to the lighthouses of America.