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Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses

Vojtech, Pat

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ISBN 10: 0870334662 / ISBN 13: 9780870334665
Published by U.S.A.: Tidewater Pub, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, Fine- DJ. Cover with minimal shelf wear. DJ has a little edge wear, some scuffs. Binding tight. Inscribed by author inside FFP. End papers and pp look unused, like new. Sml Folio, xiv + 194 pp with color photographs, appendix (List of lighthouse, lightships and tenders) sources and index. Because of the size and weight of the book, please contact us for mailing costs. Bookseller Inventory # 3105

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Title: Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Tidewater Pub

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the beginning, it was a struggle to light the Chesapeake. Its soft, undulating bottom presented different problems from those faced along the rocky coasts of New England. The bay's shores shifted before the winds, tides, and hurricanes that plagued the 200-mile-long estuary, and so did the towers of the Chesapeake. On land, erosion was the silent menace; on the water, it was ice. More than a dozen Chesapeake lighthouses bowed and broke before the pressure of thousands of tons of ice bearing down on them. In many cases, the keepers barely escaped with their lives. Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses documents the dramatic events that surrounded the difficult job of lighting the bay and manning the lighthouses. With more than 100 attractive color photographs and an informative historical narrative, Pat Vojtech communicates both facts and the human saga of life as it was on the bay's lighthouses. From heroic rescues to untimely deaths, from the routine of daily tasks to battles with ice, cold, injury, and loneliness; Vojtech provides an intimate portrait of life on the guiding lights of the Chesapeake.

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