Shore Village Museum Newsletter No. 1-98 June 2, 1998 Page 2
FORGOTTEN BEACONS, THE LOST LIGHTHOUSES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY: By Linds Turbyville and Patrick Hornberger: This is a companion book to BAY BEACONS. This is truly one of the better works of recent time. It tells the story of the lighthouses, lightships and the early lighthouse establishment long gone from the waters of the Bay. Illustrated with vintage photographs and illustrations of the lost lighthouses, lightships and lighthouse facilities that once served mariners on the Bay, it is a fascinating picture of technology and specialized architecture developed for the growing maritime trade from the early 1800's to 1960. The photographs of the various lightships of the Chesapeake Bay area are simply outstanding as well as the older type buoy tenders which really were, and are, work horses of the "Black Fleet" of the old USLHS and the Coast Guard today. Soft cover, 134 pages. Cost $23.95 plus $1.75 p & h.
LIGHTKEEPERS LEGACY - A PERSONAL HISTORY OF PRESQUE ISLE: By Loretta Brandon: Very nice kinda informal book in which the author describes life of the Lighthouse family at the Presque Isle Light in Lake Erie. The history of the Presque Isle peninsula is included. There is a chapter on lighthouse pets which included numerous raccoons, quite a few dogs, a puffadder snake, and a Bambi sized deer. There are a number of excerpts from the lighthouse logs which are interesting. There is a 1930 photo of the wreck of the freighter TEMPEST in front of the Erie Lifeboat Station. Caption on the photo reads "Note the "dummy light" on the end of the pier." The lighthouse is obviously pierhead light for the Erie breakwater. Does anyone have any knowledge of the use of the word "dummy?" This book is presently only available from the Erie County Historical Society, 417 State St., Erie, PA 16501 atacostof$14.95 plus$3.00 p& h.
HAUNTS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES: Dixie Franklin, a long time contributing editor to Lake Superior Magazine has come up with more than 100 pages of ghost stories from the upper regions of the Great Lakes. Outlining a wide variety of tales from haunted lighthouses to the death of Con Culhane, a lumber baron who was killed by his own locomotive. Stories are well illustrated in the 14 chapters of the book. Soft cover. Numerous photos. Cost $12.95 plus $1.75 p & h.
LIGHTHOUSES OF THE CAROLINAS: By Terrance Zepke: From Cumtuck to Hilton Head, there are eighteen lighthouses along the coasts of North and South Carolina. There histones and anecdotes are complemented by historic and recent photographs. Includes visitors information. Soft Cover. Black and white illustrations. Cost $12..95 plus $1.75 p & h.
LIGHTHOUSES OF WALES: This book was largely written by the late Douglas Hauge and published as a tribute to him. Thirty-five lighthouses are described in the work. Soft cover, 104 pages with numerous illustrations, historic information and interesting stories. Cost $22.95 plus $2.00 p & h.
THE LIGHTHOUSES OF MAINE: By Coastal Colour: Very nice booklet featuring all of the lighthouses of Maine. Contains historic information of the lighthouse which are shown on a centerfold map of the coast of Maine. Text by Wayne Wheeler, President of the U.S. Lighthouse Society and edited by Tim Harrison of the Lighthouse Digest. Cost $5.95 plus $1.25 p & h.
LIGHTING THE BAY - TALES OF CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSES: By Pat Voitech: Astounding new book with beautiful color photographs and amazing true stories of the lighthouse keepers. This is an oversized hard cover book that would be considered cocktail table size. It is a must for anyone interested in Chesapeake Bay history. Hard cover. 195 pages with many color photos. Cost $34.95 plus $2.50 p & h.
GEORGIA'S LIGHTHOUSES AND HISTORIC COASTAL SITES: This work is from the author/illustrator team of Lighthouses of Ireland. An attractive guide featuring stories, anecdotes, and visiting information for thirty historic structures on Georgia's coast, including lighthouses, forts, plantations, houses and more. 136 pages. Cost $17.95 plus $1.75 p & h.
LIGHTHOUSES AND KEEPERS - The U. S. Lighthouse Service and its Legacy: By Dennis Noble: Another outstanding work by historian Dennis Noble. This hard cover work of 244 pages has as real wealth of information about life of the Lighthouse keepers, the various kinds of lighthouses construction, lightships, the "Black Fleet" which are the work horses of the Coast Guard fleet, fog signals and fancy buoys, and of course a section of ghosts at the various lighthouses. There are maps of the different maritime areas of the U.S. showing the location of the principal lighthouses of the U.S. A detailed bibliography and an extensive index. Unfortunately the photos are not in color but are appropriate for the infonnation presented. Cost $34.95 plus $1.75 p & h.
TURKEY ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - THE DARKENED ONE: By B. Ellen Gardner: This is a well researched book packed full of historical infonmation and old photographs of this nearly forgotten Ohio lighthouse. The author has really researched the subject and has included copies of various treaties, wills and other official documents to complete the story. Sofl cover of 91 pages. Cost $14.95 plus $1.75 p & h.
THE LIGHTHOUSE: This is a work of fiction. A remote coast. An isolated lighthouse. A man who may be losing his mind. A wife is worried as she is fnghtened. The writing team of Pronzini and Muller takes those ingredients, adds some dead bodies and a curious police detective to serve up a most satisfying mystery yarn. Soft cover. 296 pages. Cost $4.50 plus $1.50 p & h.
SIGNALS OF THE SEA AND HEROES OF THE SURF: By Arthur Hewitt and John
R. Spears: Called the epic history of Amenca's light-houses and life savers.
two of the most romantic traditions of the sea are here combined to form
this booklet. Stories of the work of the keepers and savers span the range
from daytime monotony, and even loneliness, between stonms to the thrill
of daring sea rescues in raging winter surf. Through all, dedication of
the men involved shines as brightly as the lights they tended and as steadily
as their massive surfboats while heading through the breakers to the sea.
There is an assortment of excellent photos with emphasis on aids to navigation.
Cost $3 .95 plus $1.25 p & h.