Wave-Swept Lighthouses of New England

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In the United States, the earliest attempts to build wave-swept lighthouses in the 1830s led to several masterpieces of engineering, a few of which are in the New England region. This collection of mailable vintage-photograph postcards focuses on Whaleback (Maine), Saddleback Ledge (Maine), Minot's Ledge (Massachusetts), Halfway Rock (Maine), Graves Ledge (Massachusetts), and Ram Island Ledge (Maine). All of these wave-swept lighthouses stand in rugged testimony to the people who designed and built them, and they also serve to remind us of the struggles and sacrifices of the lighthouse keepers who "kept a good light" for so many years before automation.
ISBN: 9781467129350
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 15
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of 18 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout New England.