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Books on Massachusetts Lighthouses

"From my house in Dennis on any clear night I can see the flash of Highland Light, nineteen miles away across Cape Cod Bay. It is a comforting sight. There have been many dark nights on the wide waters of the world when such a light has told me just where I was." -- Admont Clark, Lighthouses of Cape Cod-Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket : Their History and Lore

Robert Hartnett, Peter Dow Bachelder - Massachusetts Lighthouses Map and Guide

Illustrated map and guide to all of Massachusetts' lighthouses. Informative highway map locates and names each lighthouse. Guide gives histories of each light, plus directions to the lighthouse or best viewing spot. Illustrated with original watercolor paintings.

Amazon.com's Price: $5.95

Hartnett House Map Publishing, 1998.


Donald Davidson - America's Landfall: The Historic Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

One of the best histories of the lighthouses in this area, in a beautiful second edition.

Amazon.com's Price: $12.80 -- you save $3.20

Hardcover, 168 pages. Peninsula Press, 1997.


Wally Welch - Lighthouses of Massachusetts : A Pictorial Guide to the Lighthouses of Massachusetts

Nice pictorial guide to all the lighthouses of the Bay State!

Amazon.com's Price: $12.95

Lighthouse Publications, 1989.


Admont G. Clark - Lighthouses of Cape Cod-Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket : Their History and Lore

Don't miss the chance to get this book - a must for anyone with an interest in Cape Cod's fascinating lights - at a great price. Each lighthouse on the Cape and islands - almost 30 in all, including Highland Light and Nauset's famous Three Sisters - has its own in-depth chapter with historic photos. Admont Clark, a retired captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, is a meticulous researcher and a lover of Cape Cod.

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Availability: This item usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover, 244 pages. Published by Parnassus Imprints.


Karen T. Butler - Nantucket Lights : An Illustrated History of the Island's Legendary Beacons

"Gone are the lightkeepers of Nantucket; their time grows more distant in our memories with each passing year. Nantucket Lights endeavors to capture the essence of their lives and the colorful history of the beacons they maintained." - Karen Butler, from the Preface of Nantucket Lights.

This is one of the most comprehensive and attractive books ever done on the lighthouses of a small geographic area. Nantucket's three lighthouses all have fascinating history -- little Brant Point Light, which has been rebuilt more than any other American lighthouse; remote Great Point Light, completely destroyed in a storm in 1984 but rebuilt only two years later; and Sankaty Head Light, the famous "Blazing Star." There's also an excellent chapter on the Nantucket Lightship. The volume is full of fascinating historic illustrations as well as recent photographs and paintings. Even if you've never been to the "Far Away Island," this book is a must.

List: $44.95. Amazon.com's price: $31.47. You save: $13.48 (30%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover. Published by Mill Hill Press, 1996.


Massachusetts Atlas and Gazeteer

A comprehensive new 54-page mapping and recreation resource for the entire state of Massachusetts is now available from DeLorme, a company renowned for its digital and paper maps for more than 20 years.

Vacationers will love the attention to historic districts, museums and scenic drives, but you don't have to be a tourist to make good use of the Massachusetts Atlas and Gazetteer. Outdoor enthusiasts, campers and hunters can use this atlas as a regular reference tool. Natives of the Commonwealth can use the gazetteer section to plan day trips within their home state. With easy reference to Atlas pages, the Gazetteer section provides in-depth information about interesting places to visit and things to do throughout the Commonwealth, such as: state and national recreational areas; hiking and biking trails; paddling opportunities and golf courses; wildlife viewing areas; downhill and cross-country skiing areas; private campgrounds throughout the state; museums and attractions.

Amazon.com's Price: $4.95

Delorme Publishing, 1998.


 

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