"Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses takes readers on more than just a regional tour; it traces the beginnings of our country and the role lighthouses played in that drama. This book features approximately fifty lighthouses and four lightships from the Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay.
>Built in 1797 under direct orders from Washington, Long Island's Montauk Point Light provided countless immigrants with their first sight of America and has become a lasting symbol of freedom.
>New Jersey's Sandy Hook Light, completed in 1764, shepherded its share of newcomers to our shores and, its light still burning bright, is the nation's oldest continually operating navigational aid.
>The Thomas Point Light, its hexagon shape not far from Annapolis, Maryland, is well into its second century of protecting freighters from the treacherous shoals menacing Chesapeake Bay.
>Placed in service in 1792 after its construction was delayed by the Revolutionary War, Virginia's Cape Henry Light continues to stand as a symbol of our nation's resolute forefathers.
Bruce Roberts's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life and Sports Illustrated, and in hundreds of books, many of them about lighthouses. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine for many years. His work is also on display in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of fourteen best-selling books about lighthouses. He has served as an editor at Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as writing coach at Southern Living magazine
(1) Introduction (2) Lights at the Golden Door: New York (3) Lights of the Long Island Shore: New Jersey (4) Lights of the Big Bays: Delaware and Maryland (5) Lights of the Old Dominion: Virginia (6) Index
MID ATLANTIC LIGHTHOUSES 2/E
Insiders' Guide (CT)
Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay
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