Cover image for Lighthouses of New England : your guide to the lighthouses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
Title:
Lighthouses of New England : your guide to the lighthouses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
Author:
Marcus, Jon, 1960-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780896584846
Format :
Book

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Central Library VK1024.N38 M37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

This is both an exciting history and a tour guide, illustrating the fascinating development of the lighthouses of this region -- with bonus coverage of the Long Island lighthouses.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

At first glance, this seems to be a typical coffee-table book on a common subject, but there is much more to it than first appears. The stunning photographs are often taken from a peculiar angle, making lighthouses we've seen a hundred times look fresh. The text too takes us into areas not normally explored in a coffee-table book, such as the historical and technical (lamps, lenses, foghorns) background and the chapters on the lives of lighthouse keepers and the folklore of the beacons. While there are many other books with pretty pictures of lighthouses that provide historical and operational facts, and plenty of books on the folklore of the sea, no other title combines these elements so effortlessly. Marcus and Kelly have collaborated before on Boston: A CityLife Pictorial Guide. Recommended for public libraries and any house in New England with a coffee table. Thomas O'Connell, Owensboro Community Coll., KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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