Lighthouses and Life Saving at Oswego

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The oldest freshwater port in the United States is nestled firmly into the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario at Oswego, New York. Since 1822, four lighthouses have guided the mariner's safe passage to shore, and just as those lighthouses stood watch, so did the men and women who manned them. Members of the US Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, and Coast Guard followed and remained vigilant in the face of danger, always ready to assist those in distress on the inland sea. Lighthouses and Life Saving at Oswego allows readers to step back in time and explore the iconic landmarks and exemplary individuals that afforded Oswego its commercial prominence for nearly two centuries.
ISBN: 9781467128513
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Theodore J. Panayotoff is the former chairman of the Oswego Lighthouse Development Committee, and Michael R. Pittavino serves as curator of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum. Together, they present both familiar and never-before-seen images of Oswego's waterfront that were carefully selected from hundreds of photographs in the archives of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum and other sources near and far. Collectively, they paint a picture of Oswego that is most assuredly not lost to history and one that will forever remain deeply rooted in local culture.
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