Brilliant beacons : a history of the American lighthouse
By: Dolin, Eric Jay.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xv, 541 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780871406682 :; 0871406683 :.Subject(s): United States. Bureau of Light-Houses -- History | United States. Lighthouse Service -- History | Lighthouses -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 387.1/550973
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-514) and index.
Colonial lights -- Casualties of war -- Lights of a new nation -- Economy above all -- Europeans take the lead -- The "rule of ignorant and incompetent men" -- Brighter lights -- "Everything being recklessly broken" -- From board to service -- Keepers and their lives -- Lighthouse heroes -- Marvels of engineering and construction -- Of birds and eggs -- A cruel wind -- The new keepers.
A history of America as reflected by the nation's lighthouses combines maritime lore with original details to trace coastal political, military, and technological expansions, citing the roles of key contributors.