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The Golden Age of American Lighthouses: A Nostalgic Look at U.S. Lights from 1850 to 1939

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Rare archival photography and insightful commentary transport readers back in time to the most interesting and important era in the history of American light towers.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Globe Pequot
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Cathy Cole
Aug 19, 2011 Cathy Cole rated it liked it
First Line: Every form of human enterprise has passed through a halcyon epoch fondly remembered as a "golden age."

Tim Harrison (publisher and editor of Lighthouse Digest magazine and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation) and Ray Jones (writer or co-writer of many books about lighthouses) know their stuff. They've compiled an impressive collection of vintage photographs and fascinating history that will make any lover of lighthouses smile.

Not only are the lighthouses themselves showcas
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Josh Liller
Oct 04, 2015 Josh Liller rated it it was ok
Shelves: lighthouses
This is pretty much just a picture book, something that isn't obvious from the cover. The vast majority of the photos coming from light stations in New England and New York. There are lots of lighthouses in the northeast, but as someone who lives in the southeast I'm finding lighthouse literature to be frustratingly northeast-centric even when presented on a national level.

It's a large size book with great photos so it's certainly got some value.
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