From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business: The Many Lives of Maine’s Lighthouses.
Published by Historic New England, this new book contains an amazing amount of material with a layout and design like no other book published about Maine’s Lighthouses. With 240 pages, the book is loaded with amazing facts and numerous color and vintage photographs. The perfect coffee-table book and a must-have for anyone with an interest in lighthouses.
Years in the making, this magnificent book has ten different distinct sections that were written by seven different noted authors and historians, including Timothy Harrison who is the editor of Lighthouse Digest. Other authors include: Richard Cheek of Historic New England, who is also the editor of the book; Kirk Mohney, assistant Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission; W.H. Bunting, a noted marine historian and author; Tom Deneberg, Director of the Shelburn Museum; Earle Shettleworth, Jr., Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and David Richards, Interim Director of the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Library.
The foreword to the book is written by United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe, who brought about the federal legislation to create the Maine Lights Program, which was the forerunner to the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act.
This book examines all of the major roles that lighthouses have played in the lives of those who have come into contact with them, not just mariners, but authors, artists, photographers, businessmen, religious leaders, tourists, children, and the men and women responsible for keeping the lights or for preserving the stations for posterity.
High quality, glossy pages with a French-fold cover and weighing nearly 3 pounds, this is the perfect coffee-table book. Great gift idea! Highly recommended by Lighthouse Digest and notable lighthouse historians.
A limited printing.