There's a lingering romance around lighthouses, those beacons of safety from pre-GPS times: stories about the shipwrecks they preventedor helplessly witnessed; the raging storms; the solitary lives of the keepers. For cottagers who spend their summers near one of the many still-standing structures on the Great Lakes, or for anyone possessed by a love of these inland seas, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Encyclopedia is the definitive reference book on the subject. Featuring more than 650 lighthouses, it's a meticulously researched and beautifully photographed tome, a book to return to, discovering new and delicious detail each time.
(Globe and Mail Christmas 2006 Gift Book selection) This comprehensive full-colour encyclopedia, the result of more than 15 years research, features information about more than 650 lighthouses located on the Canadian and U.S. sides of all five Great Lakes.Globe and Mail, 2006-12-09
A well-illustrated, logically organized reference tool on the lighthouses of the five Great Lakes... Very useful for transportation, architecture, local, and comprehensive collections. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.
Resplendent...meticulously researched...incredible photography.... This book will be an invaluable guide for those seeking to explore the fascinating history of the Great Lakes and their lighthouses, whether it be from an armchair or by vehicle. The twenty-five years of research Larry and Patricia Wright dedicated to this book have translated into a remarkable publication that you will enjoy opening time and again. It is truly a book that shines.
If you only own one lighthouse book, this is the one to buy. It's a tremendous reference work and a nice planning guide for your next lighthouse trip.
The result of more than 15 years of research and interviews, this comprehensive full-color encyclopedia features more than 650 lighthouses located on both the American and the Canadian sides of all five Great Lakes.... Tales of tragedy and triumph abound in this remarkable work. All manner of stone, brick and wooden lighthouses were erected to light the night and safely guide lake-farers in their schooners, steamers, brigs, barques and sloops. Many of these noble structures have since fallen into disrepair or have been torn down in the name of progress, but the surviving lights hundreds of them have become monuments to an exciting period in our history and points of pilgrimage for millions of maritime enthusiasts. Though numerous regional lighthouse books have been written, this outstanding volume is the first to capture lighthouse history throughout the Great Lakes.
A priceless resource.... a fine book that will provide hours of pleasurable skimming for anyone who love lighthouses.
If you own only one lighthouse book, this is the one to buy. It's a tremendous reference work and a nice planning guide for your next lighthouse trip.
Meticulously researched ... Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated.... An invaluable guide for those seeking to explore the fascinating history of the Great Lakes and their lighthouses, whether it be from an armchair or by vehicle.