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"A tour of more than 70 of the continent's most beautiful and important lighthouses. "

"Lighthouses of North America" is a beautiful tribute to 71 lighthouses in the United States and Canada. The selection covers the full range of lighthouse architectural styles and represents all regions of the continent. The book opens with a brief but fascinating history of lighthouses, which traces their use from the Romans to the "golden age" of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when lighthouses became a strategic and commercial asset to seafarers.

Readers will discover the fascinating details that give lighthouses their spirit, such as Portland Head Lighthouse, the favorite haunt of poet Henry Wadsworth, providing inspiration for his poem "The Lighthouse"- how early rocket launches damaged the original Cape Canaveral Lighthouse- that a friendly ghost named Rue is said to wander the grounds of Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse- and how the Race Rocks Lighthouse in British Columbia guided vessels into port during the Fraser gold rush.

Chapters focus on construction method and present each sentinel over a two- to six-page spread with a narrative description:
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About Sylke Jackson

Sylke Jackson is a freelance writer and holds a BA cum laude in Literature from Yale University. Her passion for architectural preservation has led her to work on historic buildings in this country and abroad. Jackson teaches high school English and writing. She also races Lightning sailboats on the Hudson, and always keeps a grateful eye on the lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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Author : Sylke Jackson
Publisher : Firefly Books
Data Published : 03 September 2013
ISBN : 1770852492
EAN : 9781770852495
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    "A tour of more than 70 of the continent's most beautiful and important lighthouses. "

    "Lighthouses of North America" is a beautiful tribute to 71 lighthouses in the United States and Canada