The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake

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9780801847653: The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake

This text features a sequence of 32 photographic essays, documenting in 170 haunting images each of the lighthouses still standing along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. For each lighthouse there is a photograph of the structure in its setting, a view looking out from the lighthouse, and a close-up of some singular detail of the building. The text discusses how and why the lighthouses were built, important events in their history, and in some cases the lives of their keepers. The sequence of lighthouses follows an imaginary journey around the Bay, starting at Cape Henry, site of the oldest existing light.

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'The illustrations say it all. Through his camera's eye you really 'see' each lighthouse. Not just candid shots of 'high buildings' with lights on top, but close-ups of the hand-hewn stone stairs of Old Point Comfort Lighthouse; the wide, shelf-like handrail of the Baltimore Lighthouse; the barnacles on the No Point Light; the bronze caster that rotated the light at Sandy Point; even the wooden privy of the front light of the Craghill Channel Range.' -- 'Chesapeake Bay Magazine'

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"The finest record of lighthouses available."

(Baltimore Sun)

"A rich assemblage of atmospheric black-and-white photographs filled with a sense of time, detail, and texture. It is a handsome gift as well as a guide."

(Washington Post)

"The illustrations say it all. Through his camera's eye you really 'see' each lighthouse. Not just candid shots of 'high buildings' with lights on top, but close-ups of the hand-hewn stone stairs of Old Point Comfort Lighthouse... even the wooden privy of the front light of the Craghill Channel Range."

(Chesapeake Bay Magazine)

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