SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM NEWSLETTER No. 1-99, May 30, 1999 - page 3
BANSEMER'S BOOK OF FLORIDA'S LIGHTHOUSES: That is the title of a new book by Roger Bansemer. Depicting thirty lighthouses in over 200 paintings and sketches. This large format, coffee table book features stunning full color sketches and paintings of Florida's thirty lighthouses. The artist visited each lighthouse and provides fascinating information on each as well as facts on modern day operation. In words and pictures, readers will learn how lighthouse keepers maintained these beacons, how they were painstakingly constructed and repaired after storms, how some are maintained today and how some have fallen into disrepair due to neglect and erosion. Hard cover with 144 pages, Cost $29.95 plus $2.00 p & h.
MOVING HATTERAS, Relocating the Cape Hatteras Light Station to Safety: By Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts: This informative and historically correct 20 page booklet authored and signed by the authors shows and tells in pictures, print and drawings just exactly how this engineering feat will be accomplished. The authors were among a select few granted an extensive interview with International Chimney Company which will be moving the lighthouse. The booklet is in itself is fascinating and has been well received. It has captured the interest of the lighthouse community and general public as well. In the short time the booklet has been out it has proven to be a sought after publication and a resounding retail success. Cost $4.95 plus $1.00 p & h.
LIGHTHOUSE ACCOMODATION - BRITAIN AND WORLD WIDE: By Joy Adcock: In Britain there are 24 lighthouses currently available for rent, ranging from hostels to self -catering apartments, guest houses to hotels. In this book a potted history is given of each of these lighthouses, with booking details included. Worldwide there are at least a further 40 lighthouses, and these too are listed along with contact information. The book also contains details of many museums, lighthouses and light vessels which have set up as visitor centers with points of interest for both the Pharologist and holiday maker alike. Soft cover of 74 pages, with many black and white photographs. Cost $9.95 plus &1.50 p & h.
LIGHTHOUSE OF TRAGEDY: The Story of Bustard Head Lighthouse: By Stuart Buchanan: No other lighthouse in Australia has a history of tragedies to equal that of Bustard Head on Queensland's Barrier Reef Coast. Even before the lighthouse was completed in 1868, the station claimed its first life when a workman was fatally injured in the tower. Since then, shipwrecks , murder, abduction, suicide, drownings and cyclones have shattered the lives of light-keepers and their families, as well as people to whom Bustard Head was no more than a name on a map. The author vividly depicts those events, and reveals the facts about the unsolved mysteries of this beautiful, isolated area, which have intrigued journalists and others for decades. Buchanan described the mammoth task of building the unique, prefabricated cast-iron lighthouse, the alterations it has undergone, the changing life styles of its keepers through 118 years, and how the women on the station coped with childbirth, schooling and housekeeping so far removed from civilization. SPECIAL NOTE: The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has agreed to open Bustard Head Lighthouse for inspection on 16, 17, and 18 July. Visitors will travel on the LARC (similar to our DUKW) from the town of 1770 along 12 kilometers of beach from four tidal creeks. There are two LARCs, so with three trips a day, 600 people will be able to see inside the tower. Already, the LARC proprietor is nearly booked out. For details contact Stuart Buchanan at Coral Coast Publications, P. O. Box 90, Stamford, Queensland 4520, Australia, Telephone (07) 3289 1827. Cost of the book is estimated to be ABOUT $40.00 U.S. If you are interested PLEASE DO NOT send payment. Contact Ken Black
MARITIME MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA INCLUDING CANADA: This indispensable new reference guide covers ore than 600 maritime museum , canals and canal locks and lighthouses. In it will be found such information as location , and how to get there by car; telephone and fax numbers; descriptions of major exhibits' history of the institutions; special activities like film programs and lecture series; admission polices, hours, and gift shops. Contains more than 60 illustrations of the museums and the exhibits described in this well-received new book. The Naval Institute Press noted that everyone interested in our Maritime Heritage will enjoy this book. Since the number of maritime museums has more than doubled in recent years and attendance is now in the millions, an up-date take along guide such as this fills and obvious need. Cost $19.95 plus $2.00 p & h.
MAINE LIGHTHOUSE MAP AND GUIDE: This was the first lighthouse map published by the Hartnet House Map Publishers. It is the same format as the map of the Lighthouses of Massachusetts, There are 24 original watercolor illustrations of various Maine lights. There are 65 lighthouses in Maine, one of which is Ladies Delight in Cobbossecontee Lake. The Maine Lighthouse map brings the reader to: Historic backgrounds of every light including the year of construction; Detailed directions to each light or the best viewing spots; Notes on lighthouse museums; Informative highway map of coastal Maine to help you find your way. This also is really a must to people searching our the lights. Cost $5.95 plus 60 cents p & h.
TEAR RESISTANT WATERPROOF MAP OF COASTAL MAINE: Coastal Colour Products have come out with a new tear resistant, waterproof , E-Z fold, pocket size map of coastal Maine. The two sided map concentrates on the coast. The overall size is 12 X 14" and neatly folds up to fit in the pocket. There are area maps of Augusta, Bangor, Boothbay Harbor, Mt. Desert Island and Portland. For some reason this is called a "Frog" Map. I have no idea what that means. Cost $3.95, no p & h.
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