|Sara E. Wermiel.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||360 / 2006|
This oversized catalog conveys the romance and beauty of lighthouses and beacons in all parts of the United States, built from the late 18th century to the 1940s, while exploring the development of their forms, materials, architecture, and engineering. Nearly 600 images from the collection of the Library of Congress—photos, drawings, and plans—reveal examples of striking design and setting, technological features, and details of the light mechanisms, as well as keepers' quarters, fog signal buildings, boathouses, cistern buildings, barns, and workshops.
"Each page is a tribute to the majesty of these solemn beacons.... This book should be prominently displayed in every beach house, or would make a great gift for the sailor (or wannabe) in your life. But be prepared to lose your guest for a few hours to this fascinating book on history and lighthouses."—Portland Book Review