Maryland's Lighthouses Cathy Taylor

Maryland's Lighthouses

Author: Cathy Taylor
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Book Title
Maryland's Lighthouses
Author
Cathy Taylor
ISBN
9781531633646
In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland's dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters. Most of these unique structures did not survive, lost tragically to ice that also occasionally claimed the lives of the keepers who faithfully tended them and rescued mariners in trouble. With the advent of electricity and GPS, many beacons succumbed to vandalism and neglect, leaving a fraction remaining.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Cathy TaylorPublisher: Arcadia Publishing Library EditionsPublished: 04/01/2008ISBN: 9781531633646Pages: 130Weight: 0.91lbsSize: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d
In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland's dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters. Most of these unique structures did not survive, lost tragically to ice that also occasionally claimed the lives of the keepers who faithfully tended them and rescued mariners in trouble. With the advent of electricity and GPS, many beacons succumbed to vandalism and neglect, leaving a fraction remaining.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Cathy Taylor
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Published: 04/01/2008
ISBN: 9781531633646
Pages: 130
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d
In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland's dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters. Most of these unique structures did not survive, lost tragically to ice that also occasionally claimed the lives of the keepers who faithfully tended them and rescued mariners in trouble. With the advent of electricity and GPS, many beacons succumbed to vandalism and neglect, leaving a fraction remaining.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Cathy Taylor
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Published: 04/01/2008
ISBN: 9781531633646
Pages: 130
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d