The Lighthouse Handbook: New England

The Original Lighthouse Field Guide

The Lighthouse Handbook: New England

New England’s remarkable and stunning lighthouses are among the region’s greatest attractions, treasured national landmarks beloved by all.  Many are still operative, too, guarding the rocky and dangerous northeastern coastline.  This breathtaking volume captures every magnificent one, in full color and with directions for reaching even the least accessible.  In addition to its comprehensiveness, the book’s size makes it a wonderful working field guide that fits comfortably in a glove compartment or backpack.  Numerous diagrams and photographs reveal the inner workings of a typical lighthouse, including its light, fog horn, generator sources, and more.  Fascinating historical background accompanies the images, and exciting true stories tell of the battles between man and nature, which sometimes ended in glory but other times in human tragedy.
  • Cider Mill Press | 
  • 448 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781933662930 | 
  • May 2008
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About the Author

Jeremy D'Entremont

Jeremy D’Entremont, New England’s foremost lighthouse authority, is historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation, founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, owner and tour operator for New England Lighthouse Tours, and webmaster of New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide at He has been researching, writing, and photographing the lighthouses of New England since the mid-1980s. Jeremy has written more than a dozen books and more than 300 magazine articles in publications including Lighthouse Digest and The Keeper's Log, and he is the author of the “lighthouse” entry in the World Book Encyclopedia. His photos have been published in many magazines, including Soundings, Offshore, and Captain’s Guide.