This guidebook, now in a second, expanded edition, is a roundup of the existing lighthouses along the Pacific Coast of the United States-lighthouses in California, Oregon, and Washington. Most West Coast sentinels still exhibit a beacon each night, while a few serve only as daymarks. Many are favorite destinations for travelers. Their images appear on city seals, business logos, tourist brochures, media advertisements, and a plethora of souvenirs available in gift shops. In this book are maps and brief histories of lighthouse development in each state. Existing individual lighthouses are profiled by state in a south-to-north geographic listing, including details such as nearest town, historical facts of interest, directions for finding the lighthouse, and contacts for further information. Here and there I've sprinkled a few interesting sidebars to provide glimpses into the deeper story of lighthouses.
Stunning photography captures the beauty of the classic lighthouses of the U.S. Pacific coast in this book for lighthouse fans and residents of the region. The fascinating development of this region's lighthouses is explored, with special attention paid to its technological evolution. The book looks at the actual lights and lenses, the architecture of the lighthouses, the lives of the Lighthouse Service keepers, and today's movement to preserve and restore the lights.
Lighthouses, with their bright, intense beacons of light, were built to guide ships and boats of all kinds, helping to protect them from disaster. Every lighthouse has its own unique story of shipwrecks, heroic rescues, romance, and even ghosts. All lighthouses shown in these books have been preserved and can be seen or visited. These coloring books will amuse, entertain, and educate children of all ages and anyone who is fascinated by these historical towers of light.
BrownTrout postcard books are first and foremost beautiful little books. There are over 120 subjects ranging from the sublime (Desert Light) to the slightly ridiculous (Outhouses). Each card is a token which reflects two directions: upon the addressee who receives a beautiful card with the sender's personal message; and on the sender who chose the card for the recipient. Whether you actually send them to friends and relations or simply save the books to enjoy yourself, BrownTrout's books of postcards are great products.
A look at 82 lighthouses of the Pacific Coast - including the sentinels of Alaska and Hawai'i. Historical and architectural details, directions, and where to go for more information accompany each lighthouse. Almost all of the lighthouses are illustrated with at least one colour photograph, historical image or postcard.
This convenient, pocket-sized guidebook documents 82 lighthouses of the Pacific Coast—including the sentinels of Alaska and Hawai’i. Historical and architectural details, directions, and where to go for more information accompanies each lighthouse. Almost all of the lighthouses are illustrated with at least one color photograph, historical image, or vintage postcard. Sidebars about life as a lightkeeper, deadly storms, and hauntings pepper the text. Popular and picturesque lighthouses, such as New Dungeness in Washington, Point Reyes in California, Haceta Head in Oregon, Point Loma in California, and Diamond Head in Hawai’i, are highlighted with a one-page feature. Includes traditional lighthouses only, or those that are considered visually attractive and historically significant.
Examines the history and purpose of lighthouses and describes notable examples around the world, including the building of St. George Reef in Tillamook, Lighthouses in San Diego, San Francisco, Puget Sound, Columbia Coast, and Alaska.
An addition to the Images of America series commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea off the Oregon coast, beginning with the first Oregon lighthouse built at the Umpqua River in 1857 to the establishment of the Life-Saving Service and today's Coast Guard. Original.