Fiction

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Son

Author: Dallas Edward Quidley Jr.

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Son shares a chronological collection of several short stories recalling author Dallas E. Quidley Jr.’s life as the son of a lighthouse keeper. With modern marine safety technology, the lighthouse way of life has slipped away, even though many lighthouses still stand and are open to the public. Recalling his personal experiences, Quidley reveals various aspects of life as a lighthouse keeper. The US Lighthouse Service and the US Coast Guard have historically been foremost in safe marine navigation. The keepers were highly qualified and dedicated mariners—people who were truly the salt of the earth. In Quidley’s family, three generations plus one son tried to live up to that reputation. This collection of personal narratives offers exciting stories of Quidley’s life before and after his time in the lighthouses with his family. Through these stories of events and people, a portrait of a strong, hardworking, Christian and family man emerges. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Son chronicles a life well-lived and the cherished memories of a man who has experienced his life to the fullest.
Travel

Guide to Florida Lighthouses

Author: Elinor DeWire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Travel

Page:

View: 626

This engaging and colorful guidebook brings alive the many lighthouses of the Sunshine State. Some thirty Florida lighthouses guide ships south from the St. Marys River to the tip of the Keys, then north to Pensacola Bay. They comprise some of Florida's oldest and most historic structures and represent many diverse styles of architecture and daymarks. This new edition of the bestselling Guide to Florida Lighthouses has been updated with expanded profiles of the lighthouses, new travel information, more history, and recent photos.
Science

The Lighthouse Stevensons

Author: Bella Bathurst

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 304

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For centuries the seas around Scotland were notorious for shipwrecks. Mariners' only aids were skill, luck, and single coal-fire light on the east coast, which was usually extinguished by rain. In 1786 the Northern Lighthouse Trust was established, with Robert Stevenson appointed as chief engineer a few years later. In this engrossing book, Bella Bathhurst reveals that the Stevensons not only supervised the construction of the lighthouses under often desperate conditions but also perfected a design of precisely chiseled interlocking granite blocks that would withstand the enormous waves that batter these stone pillars. The same Stevensons also developed the lamps and lenses of the lights themselves, which "sent a gleam across the wave" and prevented countless ships from being lost at sea. While it is the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson that brought fame to the family name, this mesmerizing account shows how his extraordinary ancestors changed the shape of the Scotland coast against incredible odds and with remarkable technical ingenuity.
Juvenile Fiction

The Lighthouse Family Paperback Collection

Author: Cynthia Rylant

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 877

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life with all eight adventures in the Lighthouse Family series, now available together in a beautiful boxed set. This boxed set, containing all eight books in the beloved Lighthouse Family series, is the perfect introduction to Seabold the dog, Pandora the cat, and their three adopted mouse children. The family makes new friends, helps neighbors in need, and enjoys the passing of the seasons in their cozy lighthouse home by the sea. This collection includes: The Storm The Whale The Eagle The Turtle The Octopus The Otter The Sea Lion The Bear
History

Lighthouse Families

Author: Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 696

New paperback edition of original hardback published by Crane Hill in 1997. A record of the memories and stories of America’s lighthouse keepers. Descriptions of daily life at a lighthouse.
Juvenile Fiction

The Lighthouse Family Collection

Author: Cynthia Rylant

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 312

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life with all eight adventures in the Lighthouse Family series, now available together in a beautiful boxed set. This boxed set, containing all eight books in the beloved Lighthouse Family series, is the perfect introduction to Seabold the dog, Pandora the cat, and their three adopted mouse children. The family makes new friends, helps neighbors in need, and enjoys the passing of the seasons in their cozy lighthouse home by the sea. This collection includes: The Storm The Whale The Eagle The Turtle The Octopus The Otter The Sea Lion The Bear
Photography

Point Arena Lighthouse

Author: Merita S. Whatley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 123

The low rumbles of the fog signal and flashing beam of light from the powerful lens have guided mariners away from the perilous waters surrounding Point Arena Lighthouse since 1870. After the great earthquake in 1906 and the rebuilding of the tower in 1908, Point Arena’s navigational aids continued to warn ships away from the peninsula off Northern California’s Pacific coastline. The original tower was replaced with a concrete cylindrical tower that rises 115 feet from the headland. This became the first lighthouse tower in the United States constructed with materials found to be superior to the stone and masonry lighthouse structures of the past. The new tower, crowned with a nearly 13,000-pound first-order Fresnel lens, sent a beam of light 20 miles out to sea and continued alerting ships of the dangers just offshore.
Fiction

Mariah Stewart - An Enright Family Collection

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1300

View: 313

This ebook anthology contains three beloved Mariah Stewart novels in her classic Enright Family Collection. Devlin's Light India Devlin has always appreciated her family's legacy: the lighthouse and the Delaware beachfront property named after it. As an adult, India is far more dedicated to her job as a criminal prosecutor in a nearby big city than she is to her hometown ties. When her brother Ry is murdered without explanation at the lighthouse, India is compelled to return home seeking answers. In Devlin's Light she finds far more than the answers to the mystery concerning her brother's death; she finds an exciting and passionate new lover, Nick Enright; her brother's' newly orphaned daughter; and her own aging aunt. India is torn between family ties, responsibility, and desire. Instead of finding resolution, she finds herself confronted with new choices, and is surprised to find that by returning to her small-town roots she enlarges her world. Moon Dance At the age of 26, Georgia Enright's dreams of becoming a lead dancer are fleeting. So she ventures to Pumpkin Hill, an old farm owned by her newly found half-sister, Laura Bishop, to contemplate her future. There she discovers the simple pleasures of country life--until Matthew Bishop shows up. Wonderful You Twenty-eight, single, and struggling to keep her funky little shop of handicrafts afloat, Zoey Enright never thought she would become a celebrity like her mother, an internationally acclaimed mystery writer. But to her surprise, a knockout audition lands her a plum job as an on-air saleswoman for the Home MarketPlace home-shopping network. Unbeknownst to Zoey, the HMP's wily CEO, Delaney O'Connor, has set out to bring his only grandson, Ben Pierce -- the hero of Zoey's childhood -- home from Europe to run the network. Ben's one true passion was grand prix racing -- until he laid eyes on Zoey again. But suddenly, a near-fatal accident brought his driving career to a screeching halt. Coming back to the States brings him face-to-face with not only an all-grown-up Zoey, but his own haunted past as well. Forced to confront painful emotions he crossed an ocean to forget, Ben finds that he must barter his old dreams for new ones if he and Zoey are to claim the wonderful future they were meant to share.
History

Colchester

Author: Inge Schaefer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 132

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Chartered in 1763 and rumored to be one of Vermont's best-kept secrets, Colchester is among the state's oldest and largest communities, with twenty-seven miles of shoreline on Lake Champlain. Colchester's spirit reflects the bustling industrial activity of Winooski Falls and the agrarian roots of its pioneers. Ethan and Ira Allen were notable early residents, as was the flamboyant Captain Mallett, after whom Lake Champlain's largest bay is named. Colchester is divided into five distinct geographic parts-Colchester Village, Malletts Bay, Clay Point, Fort Ethan Allen, and Winooski (the urban village that would separate from Colchester in 1922)-and includes many images of the glorious lake that continues to influence the town's character.
Biography & Autobiography

Guardians of the Lights

Author: Elinor De Wire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 797

In a charming blend of history and human interest, this book paints a colorful portrait of the lives of a vanished breed—the lighthouse keepers—from the year 1716, when the first lighthouse was established in America, to the early 1980s when automation replaced the last human “guardian of the light." A wealth of material from the archives of the 19th and 20th centuries—primarily letters, diaries, and newspaper accounts—provides vivid stories about lighthouse keeping in this country: the daily work; coping with fog, storms and other catastrophes; legends and ghosts; women's and families' roles; lighthouse children and pets; the natural world around lighthouses; and the diverse characters of those who held the job. Lighthouse keeping was a unique occupation, now obsolete, and this book is a fitting tribute to these tough, usually solitary, and dedicated heroes who kept the lights burning every night, without fail.