Brilliant Beacons: A History Of The American Lighthouse

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In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, presents the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines.