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by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, Bruce Roberts (Contributor)
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These families ran personal marathons to keep the flame.
For over five years Bruce and I traveled America seeking out surviving children and other family members of lighthouse keepers of the old U.S. Lighthouse Service. Through personal interviews and follow-up phone calls, letters, and other correspondence over the years, we pulled together what we feel are some of the best stories and pictures remaining of the rare remnants of this era. You'll laugh and cry over stories like those of the Owens at Pigeon Point who witnessed an American WWII battle with enemy destroyers, and Annie of Passage Island who left a buried treasure when her keeper-father was transferred, and John's story about painting the Bodie Island Lighthouse, and Rany's painting the red brick! at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse just before the lighthouse inspector's visit. See what each family fixed for dinner and test one of the families' favorite recipes. We have had wonderful comments from readers who appreciate the soulful stories within the covers of this book. Along with the priceless family pictures from the 1920s and 30s are beautiful color photographs of Bruce Roberts, retired director of photography at Southern Living magazine.
The author, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts email@example.com , September 28, 1998
Lighthouses & Keepers : The U.S. Lighthouse Service and Its
by Dennis L. Noble
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Hardcover - 208 pages (November 1997)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557506388 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 10.32 x 7.36
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Lighthouses : A Comprehensive Guide
by Bruce Roberts, Ray Jones
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Collette08@juno.com from Wichita, Kansas USA , February 9, 1999
Exactly what I was looking for!!!
American Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide was exactly what I was looking for. A way to find lighthouses during my travels. My AAA tour books and maps did not mark the lights and I found I had driven very close by some of the oldest and most beautiful lights in the country without even knowing it. Not again with this guild, divided up by states, I should not miss of the majestic old lighthouses.
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