With more than forty-five lighthouses still standing, Maine is one of the most lighthouse-rich states in the country. This stunningly illustrated handbook profiles them all and offers complete information for travelers.
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A winning combination of practical travel information, stunning color photographs, and rich maritime history makes Lighthouses of Maine your essential guide to maritime beacons in the Pine Tree State. From Whitlocks Mill Light near the St. Croix River to Whaleback Ledge Light near Portsmouth Harbor, the fifty lights included here are presented in geographic order, making it easy for you to move from your armchair to the driver’s seat and back again. Take this handy little guide with you on your travels, and keep it as a picture-perfect souvenir of your trip to Maine. Inside you’ll find:
· detailed descriptions of each lighthouse
· complete travel information, including driving directions and GPS coordinates
· historical background notes
· quick summaries of key information, such as date established, height of tower, and type of lens
· fifty-six beautiful full-color photographs
· a glossary of important terms
· helpful icons indicating historic interest, scenic quality, accessibility, and amenities
Bruce Roberts's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life and Sports Illustrated, and in hundreds of books, many of them about lighthouses. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine for many years. His work is also on display in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of fourteen best-selling books about lighthouses. He has served as an editor at Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as writing coach at Southern Living magazine, and as founding publisher of Country Roads Press. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
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