Florida Lighthouses for Kids

Florida Lighthouses for Kids

By 1821 when Spain gave Florida to the United States, over one hundred lighthouses stood along our nation's shores. Sandy Hook Lighthose, built in 1764 at the southern entry to New York Harbor, is the oldest standing lighthouse in the ...

Author: Elinor De Wire

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643233

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 57

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Presents a history of Florida's thirty-three lighthouses, including how they were designed and built, how they operate, and the bravery of their keepers.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Florida Lighthouse Trail

Florida Lighthouse Trail

However, after the Lighthouse Board was created in 1852, Florida's lighthouses were modernized by the installation of the more effective Fresnel lens, created by Augustine Jean Fresnel in 1822.The first Fresnel lens in the state was ...

Author: Thomas Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561648368

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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A collection of the histories of Florida's light stations by different authors, each an authority on a particular lighthouse, this book is chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, foundation materials, lighting equipment, and more. Complete directions to each lighthouse site are included, as well as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites of lighthouse organizations. Preface by Wayne Wheeler, president of the United States Lighthouse Society, as well as a full glossary, bibliography, and index.
Categories: Travel

Guide to Florida Lighthouses

Guide to Florida Lighthouses

Introduction to the Second Edition The world's first recorded lighthouse , the Pharos of Alexandria. In the years since original publication of the first edition of the Guide to Florida Lighthouses in 1987 , much has been accomplished ...

Author: Elinor De Wire

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561642169

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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Florida's lighthouses guide shipping south from the St. Marys River to the tip of the Keys, then north to Pensacola Bay. See some of Florida's oldest and most historic structures, with diverse styles of architecture and daymark designs, including the black-and-white bands of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the spider-legged iron structures along the Florida Reef. This guide has been revised and updated from previous edition, with new photos of renovated lighthouses. It discusses four lighthouses not included in first edition.
Categories: Travel

Guide to Florida Lighthouses

Guide to Florida Lighthouses

A record of the memories and stories of America's lighthouse keepers. Lighthouses of the Florida Keys, by Love Dean. A history of the Keys lights, from their construction to the politics that have swirled around them. Florida Lighthouse ...

Author: Elinor DeWire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683340232

Category: Travel

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This engaging and colorful guidebook brings alive the many lighthouses of the Sunshine State. Some thirty Florida lighthouses guide ships south from the St. Marys River to the tip of the Keys, then north to Pensacola Bay. They comprise some of Florida's oldest and most historic structures and represent many diverse styles of architecture and daymarks. This new edition of the bestselling Guide to Florida Lighthouses has been updated with expanded profiles of the lighthouses, new travel information, more history, and recent photos.
Categories: Travel

Lighthouses of Florida

Lighthouses of Florida

The island has washed away and the lighthouse has been endangered and abandoned to the elements for many years . ... We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed photographing the lighthouses of Florida and Alabama for you .

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Publisher: The Lighthouse People

ISBN: 0967754429

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 33

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Categories: Lighthouses

The Florida Lighthouse Trail

The Florida Lighthouse Trail

Chris Belcher, Josh Liller, Florida Lighthouse Association. Officially renamed the Bureau of Lighthouses in 1910, the Lighthouse Service began a new program of improvements: discontinuing lights deemed no longer necessary, ...

Author: Chris Belcher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683340775

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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From Amelia Island to the Keys to Pensacola in the Panhandle, the coast of Florida is dotted with lighthouses of all sizes, shapes, materials, and - best of all – histories. The Florida Lighthouse Trail is a compilation of short histories, written by expert contributors from around the state. Each chapter has fascinating details about these great sentinels. Chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, changes over time, and Fresnel lenses, this book also serves as a travel guide with directions and contact information for their support organizations. Paul Bradley's beautiful artwork richly illustrates each lighthouse. This new edition features substantially updated information, with the most up-to-date information for history buffs and prospective visitors. The Florida Lighthouse Trail also includes a history of the Florida Lighthouse Association, an extensive glossary, short biographies of the contributors, suggested reading, and an index.
Categories: Travel

Lighthouses of the Florida Keys

Lighthouses of the Florida Keys

19 , Serial 131 ; Dodd , “ The Wrecking Business on the Florida Reef , ” pp . 182-183 ; Betty Bruce , “ Genealogical Notes ” ( unpublished ) , MCPL / KW ; Neil E. Hurley , Keepers of Florida Lighthouses 1820-1939 ( Alexandria , VA .

Author: Love Dean

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561641650

Category: Travel

Page: 303

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Except for two land-based lighthouses (at Cape Florida and Key West), the lighthouses of the Florida Keys comprise the largest collection of iron screwpile lighthouses in the world. This is a history of the individual lights, including their construction, repairs needed due to storms, and the politics that have always swirled around them as surely as the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Straits. This detailed account will transport you to a time when wreckers cruised the sea and lighthouse keepers diligence saved the lives of many mariners. Read an 1836 letter found in the U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC, describing the naval personnel's experience at the Cape Florida Lighthouse during an Indian attack. Take a tour of Carysfort Lighthouse described in a newly found 1875 diary. Read interviews with the Coast Guard on the latest navigational innovations. For lighthouse lovers and Keys history fans alike.
Categories: Travel

The Lighthouses of Greece

The Lighthouses of Greece

Or write to Pineapple Press, P.O. Box 3889, Sarasota, Florida 34230-3889, or call (800) 746-3275. Guardians of the Lights, Revised Edition, ... This beautiful book depicts Florida's 30 lighthouses in over 200 paintings and sketches.

Author: Elinor De Wire

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561644520

Category: Travel

Page: 169

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With thousands of islands adrift in cerulean waters and a long, labyrinthine coastline, Greeks have always traveled liquid highways. They built the world's first documented lighthouse at the Mediterranean port of Alexandria more than two-thousand years ago, and since that time countless sentinels have risen and fallen on Greek shores. Weather, warfare, erosion, and earthquakes have reduced some to rubble, but more than 100 traditional stone lighthouses still stand in Greece today—old sentries keeping watch over every vessel, large or small, from freighters and tankers and cruise ships to fishermen and ferries. Their romance, beauty, and history are captured in this handy guidebook. Beguiling images, fascinating histories, and helpful travel information will guide you to these beloved seamarks in the land of Hellene.
Categories: Travel

Lighthouses of the Carolinas

Lighthouses of the Carolinas

(pb) More books about lighthouses: Bansemer's Book of Florida Lighthouses by Roger Bansemer. This beautiful book depicts Florida's 30 lighthouses in over 200 paintings and sketches. (hb) Georgia's Lighthouses and Historic Coastal Sites ...

Author: Terrance Zepke

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641482

Category: History

Page: 175

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The author presents historical and contemporary photographs of the lighthouses of the Carolinas, stories of how they were built and of the people who lived and worked there, and information concerning visits to the surrounding areas.
Categories: History

Haunted Lighthouses

Haunted Lighthouses

For a complete catalog, write to Pineapple Press, P.O. Box 3889, Sarasota, Florida 34230-3889, or call (800) 746-3275. Or visit our website at www.pineapplepress.com. Lighthouses Guardians of the Lights, Revised Edition, ...

Author: George Steitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561646371

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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This updated edition has four new haunted lighthouses. Lighthouses are America's castles—proud, sturdy, mystical, and sometimes even haunted. The producer of the popular television series Haunted Lighthouses, seen on the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel, takes you on a tour of the legends of these bewitching monuments as he films. Meet a cast of intriguing characters including noted historians, people who work in lighthouses, and even the ghosts themselves. You will also learn helpful travel tips including the best places to stay and dine, things to do, and must-see attractions.
Categories: Fiction