Lightships: Floating Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic

Lightships: Floating Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic

by Kirklin

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ISBN-13: 9781596293502
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/06/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


A well-known resident around Lewes, Delaware, Wayne Kirklin has spent the last fifty years writing for magazines and newspapers and has spent the last thirty years offering presentations on a wide selection of topics, particularly on his passion for the history of boating and lightships. Spending more than twenty years working and teaching in both New England and Ohio, Kirklin returned to Delaware in 2001 to serve as Associate Historian for the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation in Lewes.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     9
Introduction     11
Inside Lightships-Delaware River     21
Inside Lightships-Chesapeake Bay     30
Inside Lightships-North Carolina Sounds     40
The Ships     45
Outside Lightships-New York Harbor     59
Outside Lightships-Mid-Atlantic     72
Crew Lite     87
Outside Lightships-Going South     98
The End of an Era     109
Lightship Stations and the Ships That Served Them     117
Bibliography     123
About the Author     127

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