Delaware Lights: A History of Lighthouses in the First State

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Bob Trapani, executive director for the American Lighthouse Foundation and co-founder of the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, recounts the stories of twenty-seven beacons from the lost Cape Henlopen Light Station, completed in 1767, to the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light Station, constructed in 1920. He not only discusses their construction and the changes they have undergone over the years, but also tells dramatic tales of their keepers, who braved storms, isolation and poor conditions so that the lights would stay burning for those at sea.
ISBN: 9781596290211
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Delaware
Images: 55
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Bob Trapani Jr. is the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation. He is a contributing writer for Lighthouse Digest magazine and Wreck & Rescue, a publication of the United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association. He also has authored Lighthouses of New Jersey and Delaware: History, Mystery, Legend & Lore (2005) and Lighthouses of Maryland and Virginia: History, Mystery, Legend & Lore (2006).
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