The perfect companion for lighthouse buffs, this comprehensible and travel-friendly full-color field guide covers over 150 lighthouses on the West Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada!
For centuries the lighthouses of the West Coast have played a key role in the maritime history and lore of the nation. From majestic structures to the smallest treasure, these beacons have guided ships safely for countless years and endeared themselves to lighthouse fans everywhere.
This definitive handbook features beautiful full-color photographs, highly regarded directions and contact information for each light, and complete articles on every existing lighthouse on the West Coast! This ultimate travel guide features:
- stories of colorful keepers - true tales of daring rescues at sea - efforts undertaken for lighthouse preservation - then-and-now photographs - dates of establishment - tower height and accessibility - fun and surprising side-trips at each light - and so much more!
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 www.newenglandlighthouses.net. 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.