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In this book, filled with photos and well researched facts, Stonehouse writes about the naming a new class of Coast Guard cutters after 14 light-keepers. Pleasingly, five of the 14 were named for women. I always enjoy the style in which Stonehouse writes -- this book maintains that style that speaks to the novice and experienced follower alike. Keepers and Cutters begins with a history of the lights, the Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard so the reader can better understand the importance of ...more
Frederick Stonehouse has authored over thirty books on maritime history, many of them focusing on the Great Lakes and contributed to several others. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales are regional best sellers. Wreck Ashore, the U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes, won a national publishing award and is the predominant work on the subject. Another book, Hau ...moreMore about Frederick Stonehouse...