North Carolina Lighthouses: The Stories Behind the Beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach

North Carolina Lighthouses: The Stories Behind the Beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach

by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, Bruce Roberts

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Of the over four dozen lighthouses that once marked the jagged shoreline of North Carolina, only nine still stand, watching over 300 miles of coast. These beacons are cherished monuments of North Carolina history. In addition to warning ships to safer waters, they now draw thousands of visitors each year. With this book, cofounders of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts provide a well-researched, human-centered, and beautifully illustrated history of these towering structures. The authors offer stories—including the misadventures of Civil War spies and the threat of looming German U-boats off the North Carolina coast—that provide important context and meaning to the history of North Carolina's lighthouses. From Cape Fear to Currituck Beach, every still-standing lighthouse is lovingly described alongside their architects, builders, and keepers and the sailors who depended on the lighthouses to keep them from harm.

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ISBN-13: 9781469641492
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 59 MB
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About the Author

Cheryl Shelton-Roberts is a historian, author, and former teacher.
Bruce Roberts is a photographer and the author of Plantation Homes of the James River. Together, they have authored several books on lighthouses in North Carolina.

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A well-researched and creatively written history of the lighthouses along the North Carolina coast. A wonderful update to a wonderful book." —Dawson Carr, author of NC 12: Gateway to the Outer Banks

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